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Yemen, the Middle East, and the World Beyond

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Does the US really try to Capture?

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over 1 year ago

On Thursday, John Brennan, President Obama's nominee to be the new director of the CIA, went before the Senate Intelligence Committee to answer questions. I watched all three and-a-half hours of the discussion and despite a few moments of genuinely challenging questions I was largely ...

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Of Threats and Bounties

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over 1 year ago

On December 23 - the same day the US carried out an apparent drone strike in the al-Baydha governorate of Yemen, apparently targeting 'Abd al-Rauf al-Dhahab - AQAP released a 43 minute video. The video, which is one of the more polished videos I've seen AQAP release, is basically a catalog of ...

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Why Did the US kill 'Adnan al-Qadhi?

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over 1 year ago

US officials continue to maintain as they have publicly for some time that in Yemen the US is only targeting the top 10-15 leaders of AQAP, whom it believes are actively plotting against the US and US interests in Yemen. However, in order to kill these 10-15 individuals the US has carried - by ...

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Guest Post: Second Term Politics and Yemen

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almost 2 years ago

Editor's note: The below is a guest post by Waq al-waq co-founder Brian O'Neill. (I want to thank Greg for inviting me to post, and urge any of you who haven’t to buy- don’t rent, you freeloaders!- his book.   It is truly excellent, and a must read. There isn’t an analyst who I trust more, or ...