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.
For those who want more al-Awlaki, although I don't see how you possibly could. Here is a radio spot I did for the Takeaway this morning.
I will be making my way through some of the articles today and I hope to have a round-up of what I consider the best work later this afternoon.