Two Things on Tuesday
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.
Admittedly not the best title I have ever thought of but, what can I say, it has been a long day.
First, an excellent op-ed by Ambassador Edmund Hull on the myths of Yemen.
Second, I have no idea why the vast amounts of new journalists in Yemen aren't covering this, but Mareb Press and a number of others are reporting on a strike against al-Qaeda suspects in Shabwa. For my money, Mareb Press has the fullest coverage.
I would like to delve a bit more into the geography, but I am away from home and my books - every academic has his crutch.
The individual, who escaped, is being called 'Abdullah al-Midhar - I'm checking some family links in my notes.
Mareb Press is suggesting that there were roughly ten individuals targeted. I hope they aren't all from Shabwa, since we all learned over the weekend from the governor of Shabwa that there were no more than seven people from Shabwa in all of al-Qaeda.
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- Organizing your thoughts can help you plan and achieve goals that might otherwise seen unobtainable.
- One way to view your journal might be less of a narrative and more of a timeline of decisions.
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- Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
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