To Defeat Al-Qaeda, Win in Yemen

Bloomberg View June 21, 2012 Yemen, we are told, is the next Afghanistan. Yet with some relatively minor and inexpensive initiatives, the U.S. may be able to keep it from becoming al-Qaeda’s next haven. From the bombing of the U.S. Navy destroyer Cole in 2000 to the failed Christmas Day attack on an airliner over…

US Dron

The Drone Blowback Fallacy

Strikes in Yemen Aren’t Pushing People into al-Qaeda Foreign Affairs July 1, 2012 Recent revelations that the White House keeps a secret terrorist kill list, which it uses to target al Qaeda leaders, have spurred a debate over drone warfare. Progressive pundits excoriate the Obama administration for expanding the power of the executive branch. Senate…

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…

Kabul Bombing

Kabul Bombings Reveal Mounting Challenged Faced by the Karzai Government

Terrorism Monitor Vol. 3:27 (July 2006) Washington, DC — A bomb detonated outside the Afghan Justice Ministry on 4 July, injuring several civilians and shattering windows in nearby buildings. Three additional devices exploded across Kabul on 5 July, targeting buses carrying Afghan government personnel, as well as an Afghan National Army (ANA) convoy in Pul-i-Charkhi….