Ali Abdullah Saleh

Viewing

Story Stream

He is the former president of Yemen and is currently sanctioned by the US and the UN for engaging in acts that threaten Yemen’s stability. Saleh, also known by the monikers Affash and Little Saddam, is a Zaydi but not a sayyid. Saleh’s leadership style was one of managing Yemen’s tribal leaders and developing a personal patronage network that ran through the main functions of the state. He was the target of a June 2011 bombing in Sana’a during Yemen’s Arab Spring and went to Saudi Arabia for treatment. Saleh returned to Yemen in September 2011 against Riyadh’s wishes and clung to power. The November 2011 GCC Initiative transitioned power from Saleh to his deputy, Hadi, but Saleh maintained his informal influence and remained the head of the ruling party. Saleh’s partnership with the al Houthis in 2014 and 2015 helped destabilize the country.

Show Less
He is the former president of Yemen and is currently sanctioned by the US and the UN for engaging in acts that threaten Yemen’s stability... Show More
{{filters.originalFromTs | milliToYear}}
{{filters.originalToTs | milliToYear}}
{{filters.fromts | monthYear}} - {{filters.tots | monthYear}} No Results {{nodeInfo}}
{{workingset.length}} RESULTS