After liberating Aden and Al-Anad, voices demanding the establishment of a South Yemen Republic have emerged. These voices have always been there, and are due to the disappointments of the unified Yemen that was established in 1990.
Back then, the South Yemen government was going through a struggle over governance, and the Marxist system was teetering.
Most of those who call for separation are either patriotic dreamers or opportunistsAbdulrahman al-Rashed
Separation of the south will not result in its stability, but in new crises due to struggles among rival southern parties and leaders.Abdulrahman al-Rashed
The logic of unity
Dividing Yemen into two states, and perhaps more states later, means the entrance of regional and foreign powers in a struggle that will last for decadesAbdulrahman al-Rashed
Separation is a destructive and stupid idea in a world that prefers rapprochementAbdulrahman al-Rashed