What to Read on Yemen Today
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.
I've spent much of today traveling, but there is still a lot going on in Yemen. Hopefully in the next couple of days Waq al-waq will have more of a run-down, but for now I thought it would be nice to take a step back and get a better picture of what is happening in Yemen.
And for that we turn to four very smart men, all who tell, in one way or another, a variation of the same story.
Their pieces are up at Bitter Lemons today. I read them and so should you. They include Bernard Haykel, Nasser Arrabyee, and Waq al-waq's lost genius Brian O'Neill.
Brian's piece is here - with links to all four.
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