Ancient Yemen, Iran, Cairo, Saudi Arabia and the Struggle for Modernity in the Arabian PeninsulaNiccolo Caldararo*
Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, USA
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- Niccolo Caldararo
Department of Anthropology
San Francisco State University, USA
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Received date: July 05, 2016; Accepted date: September 28, 2016; Published date: September 30, 2016
Citation: Caldararo N (2016) Ancient Yemen, Iran, Cairo, Saudi Arabia and the Struggle for Modernity in the Arabian Peninsula. Anthropol 4:171. doi:10.4172/2332-0915.1000171
Copyright: © 2016 Caldararo N. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
War in Yemen involves old enemies yet has roots in contemporary global tensions. The focus is on a tribal group, the Houthis and news media have distorted the history and motives of this group. Considerable cultural understanding and background are necessary to have a clear picture of the war and the local as well as international players. History of the Saudis rise to power and their religious association with the Wahhabi movement and Saudisupport for its proselytizing activities abroad and especially is a central element to understand the conflict. Also important is the history of imperialism in the area, especially the Ottoman and British invasions.