Yemen On The Brink is the title of a new book by Christopher Boucek and Marina Ottaway. The book lands us right in the middle of this torn country. Yemen is in the middle of a civil war, an economic collapse, is ruled by a weak central government that is full of corruption.
Recent events in Yemen have once again ensured that the country remain high on the list of nations that are thought to support or harbor Al Qaeda. The Yemen-based cell has claimed responsibility for last week’s UPS explosive cargo package plot.
I’ve not yet the read the book, but it sounds like it will really give us a more in-depth look at the country & the role it plays in the Middle East, and the greater world.
Yemen On The Brink is available from Amazon in paperback, and for the Kindle.
Yemen On The Brink Author, Christopher Bouce:
Christopher Boucek is an associate in the Carnegie Middle East Program where his research focuses on security challenges in the Arabian Gulf and Northern Africa. He is also an associate fellow of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, London. Before joining the Carnegie Endowment, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University and lecturer in politics at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. Marina Ottaway is the director of the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She works on issues of political transformation in the Middle East and of Gulf security.
Additional Information About Yemen:
The US House of Representative’s Committee on Foreign Affairs meeting on the subject, titled: Yemen on the Brink: Implications for U.S. Policy
Jeffrey D. Feltman, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
Ambassador Robert F. Godec, Principal Deputy Coordinator for Counterterrorism
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