Yemen: avoiding a downward spiral / Christopher Boucek -- Exploiting grievances: Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula / Alistair Harris -- War in Saada: from local insurrection to national challenge / Christopher Boucek -- The political challenge of Yemen's southern movement / Stephen Day -- What comes next in Yemen? Al-Qaeda, the tribes, and state-building / Sarah Phillips -- Stabilizing a failing state / Marina Ottaway, Christopher Boucek.
Yemen is facing a unique confluence of crises. A civil war in the North, a secessionist movement in the South, and a resurgence of al Qaeda are unfolding against the background of economic collapse, insufficient state capacity, and governance and corruption issues. The security challenges are the most important in the short run, because economic and governance issues cannot be addressed (read more)
Jessica T. Mathews
Yemen: Avoiding a Downward Spiral
Exploiting Grievances: Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula