Long Reads: Helen Lackner on Yemen's Road to Crisis
Long Reads is joined by Helen Lackner, author of Yemen in Crisis: The Road to War and a leading expert on modern Yemen who spent years living in the country. Long Reads is a Jacobin podcast looking in-depth at political topics and thinkers, both contemporary and historical, with the magazine’s longform writers. Hosted by Features Editor Daniel Finn.
Read Helen's piece "How Yemen's Old Order Snuffed Out the Country's Hopes for a New Dawn" here: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/03/yemen-war-2011-protests-arab-spring
Plus other articles here: https://www.jacobinmag.com/author/helen-lackner
Produced by Conor Gillies, music by Knxwledge.
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