New York- We have a new book out on Yemen and its three primary security struggles of the Saada war/Houthi rebellion in the north along the Saudi border, the rejuvenation of secessionist sentiments in the south, and as if those weren’t enough, threats from AQAP leaders.
“The Battle for Yemen is a rare and comprehensive volume that tackles the facets of instability that currently plague Yemen. It offers a wealth of analysis and keen observations from the experts of The Jamestown Foundation, who have monitored the developments within Yemen since 2004. Combining indigenous sources with original analytical insights, this book represents a vital research tool for those seeking a detailed account of Yemen’s struggle for stability, the various movements that shape the security environment, and the radical personalities that strive to undermine the Saleh government and its partnership with the United States.”
Order your copy from Jamestown here for $24.95.
Only in Washington would a Central Asian autocrat no Americans have ever heard of commission a bus stop ad campaign. While New Yorkers are bracing for an onslaught of dreck for Sex and the City 2, Washingtonians are treated to information (with no context) about the Soviet nuclear testing near Semipalatinsk when Kazakhstan was the communist Nevada minus the casinos. ©2010 Derek Henry Flood
Washington D.C.- We had a very interesting conference on Yemen last week at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on think-tank row. I headed down from New York to meet some of my new colleagues from Militant Leadership Monitor and to help out with the event. After our Jamestown event concluded, I rushed over to Tenleytown to the campus of American University to attend the tail end of Jen Marlowe’s Rebuilding Hope screening and a night out at a vaguely themed Afro-Middle Eastern bar called Soussi in Adams Morgan. Just another 18 hour day in D.C.. Good thing I don’t live down there!
MLM's third issue.
New York- The new issue of Militant Leadership Monitor is online. In this issue we have two pieces from two of Yemen’s three fronts. A profile of Adel al-Abbab of AQAP by Murad Batal al-Shishani and a bio of Abdulmalik al-Houthi leading the Zaidi rebellion in the country’s north by Michael Horton. Moving across the Arabian Sea up to Pakistan, Syed Adnan Shah Ali Bukhari tells us of the brutality of Ibn-e-Amin in the strife-torn Swat Valley. Heading west, we have a profile of Ibrahim Ag Bahanga, a hard bitten Tuareg rebel leader hailing from the Mali-Algeria border. Additionally, I have briefs on the arrest in Karachi of Mullah Omar’s son-in-law and the death of JI’s Bali bomber, Dulmatin, in a suburb of Jakarta last month.
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Categories: Insurgency, Pakistan, Pashtunistan, Sahel, Yemen Abdulmalik Houthi, Adel al-Abbab, Agha Jan, Andrew McGregor, AQAP, Dulmatin, Houthi, Houthi rebellion, Ibn e Amin, Ibrahim Ag Bahanga, Jamestown Foundation, Michael Horton, Militant Leadership Monitor, Murad Batal al-Shishani, Syed Adnan Shah Ali Bukhari, Taureg rebellion