Yemen

Foreign Affairs Article

Why Drones Work

Author: Daniel Byman

The Obama administration relies on drones for one simple reason: they work. Drone strikes have devastated al Qaeda at little financial cost, at no risk to U.S. forces, and with fewer civilian casualties than many alternative methods would have caused.

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Audio

Yemen: Back from the Brink

Speaker: Abdul Karim Aleryani
Presider: Isobel Coleman

Abdul Karim Aleryani, a former prime minister and vice president of the Yemen National Dialogue Conference, discusses Yemen's political transition process.

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Audio

Media Conference Call: Arab Turmoil Continues

Speakers: Steven A. Cook and Tony Badran

CFR Senior Fellow Steven Cook and Foundation for Defense Democracies Research Fellow Tony Badran discuss the increasing violence and political change sweeping the region with Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose. Cook and Badran have authored articles in the recently released eBook New Arab Revolt, published by CFR and Foreign Affairs.

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Interview

A Fraying Yemen's Terrorism Problem

Christopher Boucek interviewed by Greg Bruno

Washington must increase aid to Yemen to help deter forces like the al-Qaeda affiliate linked to a plot to destroy a U.S. airliner, says Christopher Boucek.

See more in Terrorism; Yemen

Must Read

Muftah: Of Transitology and Counter-Terror Targeting in Yemen

Author: Sheila Carapico

"Washington does not have a Yemen policy, much less a progressive vision for the country. Instead, American policies in the Peninsula privilege the permanence and prosperity of the GCC monarchies, notably the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Neither the Bush nor the Obama administrations have regarded Yemen as a real place with real politics."

See more in Yemen; Politics and Strategy

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Human Rights Watch: Between A Drone And Al-Qaeda

"Should the United States continue targeted killings in Yemen without addressing the consequences of killing civilians and taking responsibility for unlawful deaths, it risks further angering many Yemenis and handing another recruiting card to AQAP."

See more in Yemen; Drones