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Waq al-Waq

Programming Note

about 5 years ago

For those with a satellite or residences abroad, assuming of course, that you have any interest, I will be on al-Hurra this afternoon from 4 - 5 pm along with Dr. Muhammad Qubati of the GPC and Muhammad Ubadi of TAJ. We will be talking about all things Yemeni, well, I suppose not all things I doubt ...

Waq al-Waq

The EU Has a Good Idea

about 5 years ago

One of the difficulties of following or writing about Yemen is that alarmism tends to become a series of "oh, and also", which lessenes its impact. Right now it looks like the southern issue- that ancient deadlock- is going to overwhelm the other short-term crises, as both sides are dancing toward ...

Waq al-Waq


about 5 years ago

Well, below, I promised a reader that I would write an absurdly long post on what has been keeping Yemen together. In the comment section though, Greg decided to undermine my weekend-long effort. Here is his response, which is important and succinct. For my money, Yemen has been held together by ...

Waq al-Waq

The Tariq al-Fadhli Post

about 5 years ago

I have been promising myself that I would write a long post analyzing Tariq al-Fadhli's joining of the southern movement, but it turns out that I won't likely have any time to write such a thing (at least for free on Waq al-waq) until after May 15, and past history suggests that things may well have ...