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Gregory Johnsen

Near East Studies Scholar, Princeton University

Gregory Johnsen, a former Fulbright Fellow in Yemen, is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. Johnsen has written for a variety of publications on Yemen including, among others, Foreign Policy, The American Interest, The Independent, The Boston Globe, and The National. He is the co-founder of Waq al-Waq: Islam and Insurgency in Yemen Blog. In 2009, he was a member of the USAID's conflict assessment team for Yemen.

More Guantanamo

The New York Times has just posted a story on Yemen and the difficulties of closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay.Those who read this blog know how I feel about […]

Clashes in Hudaydah

Al-Sahwa and other Yemeni newspapers are reporting clashes between Yemeni security forces and al-Qaeda suspects in Hudaydah. (One warning note: over the next several days we will inevitably see a […]