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.
It is nice to know that someone is still reading Waq al-waq after the extended lay-off, and while I would like to re-start Waq al-waq in full fashion at some point in 2011 that point is not yet here. Still I was asked about the fighting in Hawta and since the BBC World Service asked me much the same question last night, I thought I would post a link.
There is still a lot more here, but my thoughts are not all fully formed and as one of my favorite characters in all of literature liked to say: "I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date! I'm late! I'm late! I'm late!"
We're more dependent on them than we realize.
- Scientists says our survival depends on biodiversity.
- A natural climate strategy we often forget.
- Seeing our place among the Earth's living creatures.
There's a high social cost that comes with lighting up.
While short-term results are positive, there is mounting evidence against staying in ketosis for too long.
- Recent studies showed volunteers lost equal or more weight on high-carb, calorie-restricted diets than low-carb, calorie restricted diets.
- There might be positive benefits to short-term usage of a ketogenic diet.
- One dietician warns that the ketogenic diet could put diabetics at risk for diabetic ketoacidosis.
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