Yemen is the only democratic republic in the Arabian Peninsula.
Steven C. Caton, PhD, is professor of contemporary Arab studies in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Caton holds a doctorate in anthropology and linguistics from the University of Chicago.
"The third volume in the ABC-CLIO Middle East in Focus (the first two on Saudi Arabia and Egypt) maintains the excellence of quality expected from this prestigious publisher and series. . . . Although it is a reference work, it is not hard to become captivated by the book and read it from cover to cover. . . . Outstanding." - ARBA "An admirably nuanced narrative for Middle East reference collections." - Library Journal "Part of the Middle East in Focus series of country studies, this volume on Yemen fills a gap. That it represents the third Middle Eastern country addressed in the series (and is within the first dozen countries of the worldwide series) shows that the editors understand the importance of this often-overlooked nation. . . . The volume is well illustrated with numerous photographs and several well-chosen maps." - Choice "A great reference for those with more than a tourist interest in Yemen or for undergraduate-level students looking for a general overview on the country." - Booklist