Yemen has joined the pro-democracy wave of protests that have swept the Middle East. Last week, thousands of protestors opposed to President Ali Abdullah Saleh flooded the streets of the capital Sana’a. On Monday, smaller crowds of opposition supporters gathered in provincial towns. While it’s tempting to predict that Yemen’s government will go the way of Tunisia’s, Daniel Varisco
, a professor of anthropology at Hofstra University who follows Yemeni politics, thinks that is unlikely.