A Spectre is Haunting Arabia : How the Germans Brought Their Communism to Yemen / Miriam M. Müller.Material type: BookSeries: Edition Politik ; 26.Publisher: Bielefeld : transcript-Verlag, Copyright date: ©2015Edition: 1. Aufl.Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783839432259.Subject(s): Communism -- Yemen, South -- History | Socialism -- Yemen, South -- History | Arab Peninsula | Cold War | Contemporary History | GDR | Ideology | International Relations | Marxism | Middle East | Political Ideologies | Political Science | Politics | Soviet Union | State-Building | State | POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / GeneralOnline resources: Open Access | Cover
Frontmatter -- Content -- Abbreviations (in German and English) -- Preface -- Section A. ANALYTIC AL FRAMEWORK -- CHAPTER 1. Then and Now -- CHAPTER 2. State of Research -- CHAPTER 3. Analytical Approach -- Section B. ANALYSIS -- PART I - The GDR as a Foreign Policy Actor -- CHAPTER 4. Squeezed between Bonn and Moscow -- CHAPTER 5. Phase I: Between Internal Consolidation and International Recognition -- CHAPTER 6. Phase II: From No.2 in the Eastern Bloc to Just Another Isolation -- CHAPTER 7. The "Three Spheres of Foreign Policy Making" -- PART II - The GDR in Yemen -- CHAPTER 8. The GDR and the "Arab World" -- CHAPTER 9. Forging a National Identity in Yemen's South -- CHAPTER 10. Methodological Prelude -- FOREIGN POLICY PHASE ANALYSIS -- CHAPTER 11. Phase I: The Phase of Sampling and Creation -- CHAPTER 12. Phase II -- Interlude. South Yemen -- CHAPTER 13. Phase III: The Phase of Continuity and Consolidation -- CHAPTER 14. Phase IV: The Phase of Neglect - The GDR in Yemen from 1986 to 1990 -- Section C. FINDINGS -- CHAPTER 15. On the External and Internal Empirical "Limits" of East German Foreign Policy -- CHAPTER 16. South Yemen as the Model Case of a Possible East German Foreign Policy -- CHAPTER 17. Moscow, East Berlin and the "Hawks of Hadramawt" -- Annex -- I. Bibliography -- II. Archival Documents
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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.
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