Yemeni Threat to Saudi Arabia's Internal Security, 1962–70

Joseph Mann

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This paper examines the influence of the Yemeni civil war of 1962–70 on the stability of the Saudi regime and elaborates on the strained relations between Yemen and Saudi Arabia and on the status of the Yemeni community within Saudi Arabia during this period. Furthermore, it provides a broader regional context for examining Saudi reactions to Yemen's civil war while the Kingdom itself was under a royalist faction. It is argued that the events in Yemen were strongly linked to the stability of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf regimes and were used by other regional players, such as Egypt, to destabilize their rivals in the Arab world and to influence the Great Powers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-69
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Arabian Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

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  • Britain
  • Egypt
  • Fayṣal
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Yemen
  • minorities
  • monarchy
  • subversion


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