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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.

AQAP post Osama bin Laden

Yesterday the CTC Sentinel released a special issue on al-Qaeda after the death of Osama bin Laden.  You can read the entire thing here.  There are a number of incredibly […]

Salih’s Long Goodbye

Three months after popular protests began in earnest, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Salih continues to cling to power.  His military has split.  Powerful tribal shaykhs have deserted him and protesters […]

The US Budget

It is a rare day when the US budget, or US domestic politics at all for that matter, is featured on Waq al-waq.  But today is that day.  Over at […]

Bloggingheads on Yemen

The other day I participated in a bloggingheads discussion of Yemen with Charles Schmitz of Towson University.  You can view our conversation here. And to tide you over until the […]

Yemen Links Edition

Yesterday, I posted links to article by myself and Ginny Hill on Yemen.  Today, I’ll add a number of other interviews by commentators on what is happening in Yemen.  Stacey […]