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 wanted to highlight three different pieces on Yemen that have been published in the last couple of days, mostly because they are written by a trio of bright individuals who take a different view of Yemen than I do and that can be a helpful corrective against any biases I bring to bear on the topic.
The first is this piece by Clint Watts and Frank Cilluffo, Drones in Yemen: Is the US on Target?
The next is this piece in the CTC Sentinel by Christopher Swift entitled: Arc of Convergence: AQAP, Ansar al-Shariah and the Struggle for Yemen.
Swift also has an op-ed in the Bloomberg View, in which he lays out three steps the US can take to defeat AQAP in Yemen.