YPC DATA REFERENCED IN “CHAOS STATE:” CHATHAM HOUSE PAPER

YPC News   •   January 11, 2018

In one survey, living conditions and governance in the parts of Yemen controlled by the former Houthi–Saleh alliance were perceived as notably worse than in the rest of the country, although local security was perceived to be better than elsewhere.20 While those polled attributed the weakness of governance and lack of basic services to the war in general, the data show that the state is generally visible as a security actor in the northwest. This tallies with the perception of the Houthis’ approach to governance as being security-led, and as being focused on the diversion of resources to military operations and the maintenance of a police state.

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