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November 29, 2012

United States
Ten Whats With...Gregory D. Johnsen

Gregory D. Johnsen is a former Fulbright fellow in Yemen and currently a PhD candidate in Near Eastern studies at Princeton University. He is the author of The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and Ameri…


July 22, 2011

Weekend Reading: Drones, Graffiti, and La Volte-Face

Tribesmen loyal to Yemeni opposition tribal chief Sheikh Sadiq al-Ahmar guard outside al-Ahmar's headquarters in Sanaa (Suhaib Salem/Courtesy Reuters) A very interesting anecdote on and look …

Weekend Reading: Drones, Graffiti, and La Volte-Face

May 18, 2021

Will an Arms Sale to Israel be Delayed While It Defends Against Terrorist Attacks?

A congressional request for delay tests the Biden administration

December 21, 2012

Christmas Reading

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I am looking forward to reading Gregory Johnsen’s book, The Last Refuge: Yemen, Al-Qaeda, and America’s War in Arabia over the break. My research associate, Alex…


December 26, 2012

United States
America’s Failing Drone War in Yemen

In February, Eric Schmitt wrote in the New York Times about the Obama administration’s emerging Yemen strategy, whereby U.S. and Yemeni intelligence and military officials would “work together to kil…

May 13, 2011

Weekend Reading

A goldsmith poses with gold bangles in his jewellery shop in Amman (Ali Jarekji/Courtesy Reuters) My interview on Charlie Rose discussing Turkey. From Tahrir Documents, a call for demonstra…

Weekend Reading

June 10, 2011

Weekend Reading

Tourists walk past shop selling carpets and souvenirs in Mediterranean Turkish city of Antalya (Umit Bektas/Courtesy Reuters) The Arabist on ElBaradei’s new memoir, The Age of Deception Gregory…

Weekend Reading

June 7, 2021

Southeast Asia
Of Questionable Connectivity: China’s BRI and Thai Civil Society

Benjamin Zawacki is a senior program specialist with the Asia Foundation’s office in Thailand, focused on regional security and cooperation, and the author of Thailand: Shifting Ground between the US…

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha (C) and Wang Xiaotao (C-L), a representative of the Chinese government, take part during the groundbreaking ceremony of the cooperation between Thailand and China on the Bangkok-Nong Khai high speed rail development in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand on December 21, 2017.

November 21, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Targeted Killings, the Fiscal Cliff, and "Killer Robots"

Nicholas Schmidle, “After Pakistan,” The New Yorker, November 26, 2012. And then there were the drones. A couple of weeks ago, on his first day at Columbia, Munter admonished a class of fourteen law…


July 29, 2013

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Recommended Reading For the Fall Semester

A friend who teaches U.S. foreign policy at a public policy school asked me for a few reading recommendations for the fall semester. Specifically, she requested books or reports written in the past a…