Yemen

Country Studies

The Library of Congress Country Studies include extensive information about all Middle Eastern countries, including historical overviews as well as information about government structure, economics, and demographics.

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Research Guide to the Arab Spring in Yemen

Cornell University Library’s guide to researching the Arab Spring in Yemen.

Yemen Fact Sheet

A quick fact sheet providing clear information about Yemen.

Yemen Facts and Figures

Yemen facts and figures from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

Yemen in Perspective

This resource from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center offers a country profile section containing basic facts about the target country, followed by selected themes organized under the major headings of Geography, History, Economy, Society and Security.

Arab Uprisings: Yemen’s Stalemate

This POMEPS Briefing includes a collection of articles about Yemen and the Arab Spring.

Yemeni Cultural Orientation

Cultural Orientations from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center offer an engaging introduction to a given cultural group. Linguists and non-linguists alike will benefit from these interactive materials and pertinent language exchanges that are coupled with an objective and practical look at daily life in different contexts. Topics include religion, traditions, family life and differences in the lifestyles of urban and rural populations.

Yemeni Flag

Details about the Yemeni flag.

Afrah Nasser: A Young Yemeni Lady who was Born to Write (text)

Nasser is one of the sole voices for Yemeni women in English and her blog features interviews and conversations with like-minded individuals from across the globe.

Discovering Yemen – Resources from America Abroad (multimedia)

This collection of multimedia resources from America Abroad provides a historical review of Yemen, a look at contemporary Yemen, and a lens on Yemeni culture.

Jadaliyya: Yemen (text)

A collection of articles about Yemen posted on Jadaliyya

Nadia Al-Sakkaf: See Yemen through My Eyes (video)

As political turmoil in Yemen continues, the editor of the Yemen Times, Nadia Al-Sakkaf, talks at TEDGlobal with host Pat Mitchell. Al-Sakkaf’s independent, English-language paper is vital for sharing news — and for sharing a new vision of Yemen and of that country’s women as equal partners in work and change.

Sana’a, The Well-Fortified City (images)

Images of a unique city.

The English Sheikh and the Yemeni Gentleman (video)

The English Sheikh and the Yemeni Gentleman (UK, 2000) is a British documentary directed by Bader Ben Hirsi, a British born Yemeni living in London. The film follows Hirsi as he explores and rediscovers his country with the guidance of Tim Makintosh-Smith, an Englishman living in Yemen for 16 years.

Click here to see lesson plan on the English Sheikh and the Yemeni Gentleman

Yemen in Focus (video)

With a bulging youth population and a sagging economy, Yemen is the poorest Arab nation. Making matters worse, al Qaeda’s established an important base in the country and is now threatening Yemen, its neighbors, and the U.S. In this broadcast, America Abroad explores conditions on the ground, and ask how Yemen became such a fragile state.

Yemen News (text)

Current news about Yemen from the New York Times.

Rapper Fights Yemen Terror with Hip-Hop

An ESL/EFL Lesson Plan on Hip Hop and Yemen by Sean Banville, published in Breaking News English

Tawakkol Karman: An Exploration with Primary Sources

Tawakkol Karman, a Yemeni political activist and journalist, was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for her role in the nonviolent uprising against the autocratic rule of Yemen’s long-time president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Karman, known as the “Mother of the Revolution” in Yemen, was the first Arab woman, the first Yemeni, the second Muslim woman, and the youngest Nobel Laureate to date at 32.  In this lesson plan, created by Primary Source, students read and analyze Tawakkol Karman’s Nobel Lecture.

The English Sheikh and the Yemeni Gentleman (video)

The English Sheikh and the Yemeni Gentleman (UK, 2000) is a British documentary directed by Bader Ben Hirsi, a British born Yemeni living in London. The film follows Hirsi as he explores and rediscovers his country with the guidance of Tim Makintosh-Smith, an Englishman living in Yemen for 16 years.

Click here to see lesson plan on the English Sheikh and the Yemeni Gentleman