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Yemen; Sinking from All Sides

July 18, 2011 By Lev Yuriditsky While the majority of the U.S. and Western world focuses on the Libyan Revolution and occasionally glances at Syria, a grave situation is developing in Yemen - A civil war, revolution, humanitarian crisis,…

Yemen Burns to Al-Qaeda’s Delight

By Joshua Jacobs May 26, 2011 For the fifth straight day heavy fighting gripped Yemen’s capital of Sana’a as fighters loyal to the head of the powerful Hashid tribal confederation Sheik Sadiq al-Ahmar battled security forces loyal to…

Shifty Saleh Brings Yemen to the Brink

By Joshua Jacobs May 24, 2011 Time has run out for Yemen’s embattled strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh. On Monday in the firmest statement yet from the Obama administration Secretary of State Hillary Clinton demanded that President Saleh stand…

Killing the Tiger

February 4, 2015 By Ali AlAhmed Washington DC - Mass executions in Saudi Arabia last month shocked many across the world except Sheikh Nimer AlNimer, a prominent Shia cleric who was among those executed. He was my friend. He foretold of…

Report: The Omani Model -CVE2

Washington DC – The Institute for Gulf Affairs released an innovative study titled “the Omani Model” by the institute’s Shohini Gupta. The report is the second of the CVE series and focuses on How Oman managed to be a model state in…