Yemen Webdate is the blog of the American Institute for Yemeni Studies (AIYS). The aim of the blog is to provide up-to-date information on the academic study of Yemen with a focus on its history and culture. The content of the blog posts does not necessarily represent views of AIYS, but is provided as a service for anyone interested in Yemen’s rich and varied history and culture, past. present and future. If you wish to provide a post, please contact the webshaykh at firstname.lastname@example.org.