For those of you who have not yet grown tired of hearing me talk - and trust me, at this point even I'm getting a bit sick of the sound of my own voice, thankfully I'm back from the holidays and family members that were beginning to parrot my most well-worn statements on the phone that would never stop ringing - here is this hour-long program on Yemen and al-Qaeda from NPR's On the Point with Tom Ashbrook.

I appeared with Riad Kawaji of the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis.

And finally, for those who are going to be around Princeton on January 13, I am schedule to participate in a panel on Yemen alongside Ambassador Barbara Bodine, which is being co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson school and my own home department, the department of Near Eastern studies.