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.
In a number of conversations I had yesterday with both governmental and non-governmental sources it does seem clear that the two year delay for parliamentary elections, which we talked about yesterday, is going to happen.
Here is an al-Jazeera story on the deal - about which little is known at the moment - complete with a picture of President Salih on his visit to Moscow.
Al-Hayat and al-Sharq al-Awsat are both a day behind the story and are covering the news about the four individuals convicted of links to al-Qaeda.
One of the interesting developments to watch is how both sides portray the agreement to delay elections. In my view, this is a victory for the JMP - and its various oppositions, I think it is a mistake to label them as a single opposition. How the government and the GPC save face or attempt to do so will likely foreshadow the next few months of political maneuvering in Yemen.
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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