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.

Inhalt

  1. Frontmatter

    Seiten 1 - 4
  2. Content

    Seiten 5 - 10
  3. Abbreviations (in German and English)

    Seiten 11 - 12
  4. Preface

    Seiten 13 - 16
  5. CHAPTER 1. Then and Now

    Seiten 19 - 30
  6. CHAPTER 2. State of Research

    Seiten 31 - 46
  7. CHAPTER 3. Analytical Approach

    Seiten 47 - 72
  8. CHAPTER 4. Squeezed between Bonn and Moscow

    Seiten 77 - 84
  9. CHAPTER 5. Phase I: Between Internal Consolidation and International Recognition

    Seiten 85 - 96
  10. CHAPTER 6. Phase II: From No.2 in the Eastern Bloc to Just Another Isolation

    Seiten 97 - 108
  11. CHAPTER 7. The "Three Spheres of Foreign Policy Making"

    Seiten 109 - 154
  12. CHAPTER 8. The GDR and the "Arab World"

    Seiten 157 - 186
  13. CHAPTER 9. Forging a National Identity in Yemen's South

    Seiten 187 - 228
  14. CHAPTER 10. Methodological Prelude

    Seiten 229 - 242
  15. FOREIGN POLICY PHASE ANALYSIS

    Seiten 243 - 244
  16. CHAPTER 11. Phase I: The Phase of Sampling and Creation

    Seiten 245 - 264
  17. CHAPTER 12. Phase II

    Seiten 265 - 296
  18. Interlude. South Yemen

    Seiten 297 - 306
  19. CHAPTER 13. Phase III: The Phase of Continuity and Consolidation

    Seiten 307 - 328
  20. CHAPTER 14. Phase IV: The Phase of Neglect - The GDR in Yemen from 1986 to 1990

    Seiten 329 - 354
  21. CHAPTER 15. On the External and Internal Empirical "Limits" of East German Foreign Policy

    Seiten 356 - 368
  22. CHAPTER 16. South Yemen as the Model Case of a Possible East German Foreign Policy

    Seiten 369 - 382
  23. CHAPTER 17. Moscow, East Berlin and the "Hawks of Hadramawt"

    Seiten 383 - 394
  24. I. Bibliography

    Seiten 397 - 424
  25. II. Archival Documents

    Seiten 425 - 440
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2015-10-21, 440 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3225-5

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Author(s)
Miriam M. Müller
Book title
A Spectre is Haunting Arabia How the Germans Brought Their Communism to Yemen
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
440
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-3225-5
DOI
Commodity Group
1737
BIC-Code
JPS JPF JPHC
BISAC-Code
POL011000 POL042000 POL010000
THEMA-Code
JPS JPF JPHC
Release date
2015-10-21
Edition
1
Topics
Politik
Readership
Political Science, International Relations, Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Cold War Studies, German Studies
Keywords/Tags
Yemen, Marxism, GDR, Cold War, State-Building, Middle East, Ideology, Soviet Union, Arab Peninsula, Politics, International Relations, Political Ideologies, State, Contemporary History, Political Science

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