Miriam M. Müller

A Spectre is Haunting Arabia

How the Germans Brought Their Communism to Yemen

Radical ideologies may manifest differently at first, but they do follow a similar logic: truth claims, promises of salvation and a unifying common enemy. In Yemen's transition process today, the secessionist movement Al-Hirak has summoned the spirit of South Yemen, the only Marxist state in Arabia. This book meticulously describes how East Germany supported the implantation of this alien ideology in Yemen through its policy of »Socialist state- and nation-building«. In the same breath, the analysis captures the GDR's activities in the Middle East and their vital role in Moscow's Cold War strategy. Last but least, the study provides one of the few compact overviews of East German foreign policy in the English language of today.


 

Miriam M. Müller (Joint PhD) received her doctorate jointly from the Free University of Berlin, Germany, and the University of Victoria, Canada, in Political Science and International Relations. Specialized in the politics of the Middle East, she focuses on religious and political ideologies, international security, international development and foreign policy. Her current research is occupied with the role of religion, violence and identity in the manifestations of the »Islamic State«.

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Miriam M. Müller: University of Victoria

»Das Verdienst des Buches [ist es], gewohnte Forschungsperspektiven gewechselt und den Komplex des ostdeutsch-südjemenitischen Verhältnisses in einen größeren – primär das englischsprachige Publikum adressierenden – politikwissenschaftlich-theoretischen Kontext gerückt zu haben, indem er als ›socialist state- and nation-building‹ gefasst wurde.«
Lutz Maeke, www.sehepunkte.de, 17/9 (2017)
»Die Arbeit schließt eine wichtige Lücke in der Forschung zur DDR-Geschichte.«
Michael Rohschürmann, Portal für Politikwissenschaft, 17.03.2016
Besprochen in:
Jemen-Report (2016), Thanos Petouris
The Chronicle, 01.04.2016

Political Science, International Relations, Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Cold War Studies, German Studies

Print 39,99 €

10/2015, 440 Seiten, kart.
ISBN 978-3-8376-3225-5

Artikel-Nr.: 3225

-3225-5: Müller, A Spectre is Haunting Arabia

How the Germans Brought Their Communism to Yemen

 

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