A Spectre Is Haunting Arabia

How the Germans Brought Their Communism to Yemen

Miriam M. Müller

Transcript-Verlag

A Spectre Is Haunting Arabia

Pub Date: March 2016

ISBN: 9783837632255

440 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $40.00

A Spectre Is Haunting Arabia

How the Germans Brought Their Communism to Yemen

Miriam M. Müller

Transcript-Verlag

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Fascism, Islamism, and Communism each speak of transcendent truth, salvation, and a common enemy. Though radical ideologies seem different, they follow similar patterns and make use of familiar methods in practice. In present-day Yemen, a new secessionist movement, Al-Hirak, is resurrecting symbols of former South Yemen, the only Marxist state in Arabia. Based on a range of unpublished documents, this book demonstrates why and how this ideology has taken root in Yemen and, for the first time, explains East Germany's vital role in implementing Moscow's socialist state- and nation-building policies in the global South.

About the Author

Miriam M. Müller earned her doctorate in political science and international relations jointly from the Free University of Berlin and the University of Victoria. An expert on the politics of the Middle East, her research and teaching focuses on religious and political ideologies, development, and foreign and security policy.