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.
But for those of you with Arabic or access to the FBIS I would recommend the wonderfully detailed 10-part series of oral interviews conducted by Khalid al-Hammadi with Nasir back in 2005 for al-Quds al-Arabi. I found them to be extremely illuminating. Essentially, the biography of a foot soldier in al-Qaeda during the 1990s. (One thing that isn't mentioned is that al-Bahri is also the brother-in-law of former Guantanamo Bay detainee Salim Hamdan of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld fame.)
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