Yemen Secession

Yemen: Secession Scenarios

Shifting Sands The LSE IDEAS Middle East Blog Washington, DC — Three months after the failed bombing of Northwest Flight 253, terrorism has become the dominant theme in Yemen’s foreign policy. On 29 March, Deputy Yemeni Planning Minister Hisham Sharaf Abdullah presented a five-year, $44 billion aid plan to the so-called ‘Friends of Yemen’ group in Abu…

Pakistan Coup

Factors Behind the Coup by Pakistan Military

San Diego Union-Tribune Washington, DC — Now that Gen. Pervez Musharrah has overthrown Pakistan’s democratically elected government, it is time for the United States to re-evaluate the threat of nuclear war in South Asia. The coup, to be sure, is a serious setback for regional stability. Indeed, it may signal the ultimate end of the nuclear consultation talks…

Jonathan-Pollard1

Spy’s Release Would Add Insult to Injury

Atlanta Constitution December 19, 1998 WASHINGTON – At the Wye River Plantation peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority this past October, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu called for the release of Jonathan Pollard, an American citizen and U.S. Naval officer convicted in 1986 of treason against the United States. What set this call…