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Yemen's Tribal System Contributes to Deepening Conflict

Yemen is embroiled in an impossible civil war, with foreign countries supporting competing governments and airstrikes raining down nearly every day. Without a functioning central government, Yemen’s tribal system is, in some ways, running the country. But rights groups say this ancient system is also fueling the war and leaving the country unprepared to handle the current humanitarian crisis. “When people feel that the state is unable to protect people’s rights and property, of course...

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