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Tribal order disintegrates

Posted By admin On May 28, 2011 @ 7:33 am In Yemen | No Comments

In a curious development, Yemeni government forces are fighting against the president’s own tribal federation, which has sided with the pro-Iranian opposition. Likewise, in Syria riots have spread to the Alawite villages, which are the backbone of Assad’s regime.

Arab societies are slowly breaking out of their old paternalist structure and becoming more like the lumpen nineteenth-century European states.

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