Yemen and the collapse of British credibility

Summary: Saudi responsibility for violations of international law in Yemen widely condemned, but not by Britain whose double standards have lost it credibility.

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  1. Your guest editor is right. In an era when British hard power is limited, soft power should be a major – and carefully co-ordinated – line of operation. Yet of recent, this has not been the case; indeed in Sep 09, Pres Ali Abdallah Salih ‘described the Americans as “hot-blooded and hasty when you need us”, but “cold-blooded and British when we need you”.’ (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/dec/03/wikileaks-yemen-us-attack-al-qaida) When even Ali Abdallah Salih jokes about British inconsistency, you know we’re in trouble!

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