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For those that don’t know, I run a periodic (that is, whenever the mood strikes me) round-up of the morning papers on Yemen. Here is today’s effort:

Both News Yemen and al-Sahwa report on the individual that Yemeni security forces are seeking in Arhab and which I wrote about here. News Yemen lists his name as Muhammad Muhammad al-Haniq while al-Sahwa refers to him as Ahmad Muhammad al-Haniq.

There is also news on the Huthi front as well as that of the south, but much of that is being lost in the frantic reporting on AQAP.

Reuters offers up this rather confused factbox of AQAP
. Stealing its idea, but looking to improve on it at the same time, I am hoping to publish a short chronology of AQAP sometime soon, or at least as soon as some writing deadlines allow.

In this piece, Bob Woodward makes the argument that the problems in Yemen are a direct result of US success in Afghanistan and Pakistan. This is simply not true. The problem of al-Qaeda in Yemen is a direct result of US and Yemeni failures in Yemen not US successes in other parts of the world.

Late last week Frank Cilluffo and Clint Watts released a policy brief from George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute entitled “Yemen and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula: Exploiting a […]

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