Susanne Dahlgren

Bio: 

Susanne Dahlgren is an anthropologist with long-time research interest in southern Yemen and a regular contributor to MERIP.


Articles by this Author
The Snake with a Thousand Heads

In the summer of 2007, a lively and non-violent movement sprang up in the southern provinces of Yemen to protest the south’s marginalization by the north. The movement was sparked by demonstrations held that spring by forcibly retired...

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Southern Yemeni Activists Prepare for Nationwide Rally

For the first time, a Million-Person Rally or milyuniyya will be held in Yemen’s oil-rich eastern province of Hadramawt....

Southern Yemen After the Fall of Sanaa

The mysteries in the September events in Sanaa loom large. Who decided that security forces...

A Poor People's Revolution

“This is no longer a movement,” said the young man whose Facebook name is Khaled Aden. “This is a revolution.”

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Killing the Ambulance Man

Sad news came on December 15 from Aden, the port on the southern coast of Yemen. The city had awakened to a day of civil disobedience, called to speed up what ...

Four Weddings and a Funeral in Yemen

On February 21, 2015, the man most countries recognize as president of Yemen, ‘Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, escaped house arrest in Sanaa and fled with his family to the southern city of Aden, which he soon declared the new capital. The Houthi...

The Multiple Wars in Yemen

With UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva involving the usual suspects and only a few new faces, it is time to raise the question of Yemen’s future as a state.

The talks involve exiled President ‘Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, the...

The Southern Transitional Council and the War in Yemen

In late January this year, an armed conflict erupted in Aden between troops under command of President ‘Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi and those loyal to the Southern Transitional Council (STC), both in principle on the same side of the Yemeni war...