I have a new article out in Newsweek that argues that any benefits from assassinating al-Awlaki should be weighed carefully against not only the questionable legality of such a strike but also the limited utility of killing this particular American.

For another take on al-Awlaki see Michelle Shephard's piece from the Toronto Star over the weekend.

And finally for those who have been keeping up with the links on the side, I had a recent article in the National on the coming struggle between Shaykh Hamid al-Ahmar and Ahmad Ali Abdullah Salih, which drew some interesting responses from Yemen.