The position of the United States of America on the political situation in South Yemen 1986-1990


  • Ameen Yaseen Abbas University of Anbar
  • Eyad Nathim Jaseem University of Anbar - College of Arts Continuing Education Center


the American position, South Yemen, the Soviet Union, the events of 1986, the Yemeni unity in 1990


This study came to shed light on the position of the United States of America regarding the political situation in South Yemen, during the eighties of the twentieth century, specifically between 1986-1990, which marked its beginning with the outbreak of the civil war between the wings of power in South Yemen in January 1986, however. This war has restored the course of political relations between the governments of the United States of America and South Yemen, after a hiatus of more than twenty-two years. In the Yemeni internal affairs, however, the difference in the American position made it clear to us that the American policy in the Arabian Peninsula, especially the Red Sea region, was often short-sighted. Its expansionist goals, which are to obtain areas of influence in the peninsula and the Persian Gulf, if the Soviet Union declines And withdrew from its role as a global superpower, South Yemen lost the Soviet Union, which was an international and ideological bond, and it was left with nothing but the door of unity with North Yemen and the merging of all the institutions of the two parts into a unified political entity under the name of the Yemen Arab Republic, and thus Yemeni unity was considered the most important international variable that occurred in The region of the Arabian Peninsula in relation to the United States of America, which culminated in its establishment on the twenty-second of May 1990.