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June 30, 2016

Event Summary: ‘The Intervention in Yemen: A New Era for Gulf Security and Gulf Militaries?’

Dr David Roberts, Lecturer, Defence Studies Department, King’s College London and former Director, Qatar office of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
TIME: 18:00-19:00, Wednesday 29th June 2016
VENUE: Room C, Houses of Parliament, 1 Parliament Street, SW1A …

Posted in Event Summaries, Terrorism & Security, Yemen
June 29, 2016

Event: ‘The Intervention in Yemen: A New Era for Gulf Security and Gulf Militaries?’

Dr David Roberts, Lecturer, Defence Studies Department, King’s College London and former Director, Qatar office of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
TIME: 18:00-19:00, Wednesday 29th June 2016
VENUE: Room C, Houses of Parliament, 1 Parliament Street, SW1A …

Posted in Event, Spotlight, Upcoming Events, Yemen

Event Transcript: ‘The Intervention in Yemen: A New Era for Gulf Security and Gulf Militaries?’

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Posted in Event Transcript, Yemen
February 10, 2016

Event Transcript: ‘The Rise and Fall of the Arab State: Ramifications for Israel and the Region’

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Posted in Egypt, Event Transcript, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Middle East, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen
December 16, 2015

The Middle East: Understanding the Turmoil

TIME: 10:30-11:30, Wednesday 16th December 2015
VENUE:  Committee Room 15, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKERS: General Yosef Kuperwasser, Former Head of Israel’s Military Intelligence &
Dr. Jacques Neriah, former Diplomatic and Political Adviser to the late PM Yitzhak Rabin
To attend please RSVP to: rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org    
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Posted in Defence, Event, Hamas, Iran, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Middle East, Middle East, Palestine, Qatar, Religious Fundamentalism, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey, Yemen
April 15, 2015

15 April: Davis Lewin discusses Iran-Saudi rivalry in relation to Yemen conflict on Voice of America

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Terrorism & Security, Yemen
April 10, 2015

Analysts: Iran Deal Offers Chance to Rehabilitate Foreign Relations

Originally published in Voice of America
The tentative framework on Iran’s nuclear program agreed to this month is in renewed doubt over when Western sanctions should be lifted. But many analysts say the progress made offers an opportunity for both Tehran …

Posted in Iran, News Coverage, Nuclear Weapons, Syria, Yemen
March 24, 2015

Event Transcript: ‘The Radicalisation of Youth in the UK and Beyond: Causes and Effects’

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Posted in Event Transcript, Extremism, Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey, United Kingdom, Yemen
January 22, 2015

AQAP’s Ideological Battles at Home and Abroad

Originally published in the Hudson Institute’s Current Trends in Islamist Ideology Journal
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is a grave security threat to both Yemen and the West. This was most devastatingly proved on January 7, 2015, when the group …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Defence, Islamism, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, Yemen
January 13, 2015

The Yemeni Connection

Originally published in The Wall Street Journal
Two major terrorist atrocities were committed on Wednesday. Events in Paris received more coverage, but the other attack, in Yemen, also deserves scrutiny. The two incidents are more closely linked than they might first …

Posted in CRT Editorial, CRT Highlight, Extremism, France, ISIS, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security, Yemen
December 8, 2014

Hostage Murders in Yemen a Coup for Al-Qaida

Originally published in US News
‘Al-Qaida militants in Yemen may have lost hostages and the prospect of ransom money in recent days, but a bloody and ultimately unsuccessful U.S. commando rescue attempt guaranteed the extremists at least one thing: continued relevance.
Captured American photojournalist …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, ISIS, Middle East, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, Yemen
April 10, 2014

New HJS Report Reveals Socio-Economic Deterioration, Political Instability and Rise in Terrorist Activities across the MENA Region

A new Henry Jackson Society Report – The Arab Spring: An Assessment Three Years On – examines the ways in which the Arab Spring has affected the citizens of countries across the Middle East and North Africa, and assesses the impact on countries three years …

Posted in Egypt, Islamism, Libya, Middle East, Press Release, Terrorism & Security, Tunisia, Yemen
September 26, 2012

How useful is aid in Yemen?

President Hadi recently departed Yemen to undertake a foreign tour, meeting key allies and Western leaders. President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron both recently met Hadi, as did the Jordanian King.
Top of the list of any discussion between the U.S. …

Posted in The Scoop, Yemen
August 8, 2012

US increases its aid budget for Yemen

US policy in Yemen does not always get the best press.  To most it is associated with drones, seen as too wrapped up in security and counterterrorism, with no thought given to development and governance issues.
There is an element of …

Posted in The Scoop, United States, Yemen
March 14, 2012

Getting Yemeni tribal politics right

CNN has a new piece reporting on some of the latest security developments in Yemen. The article ends with a recent ominous quote from al-Qaeda’s Fahd al Quso, who is asked why the group have stopped attacks on western targets. …

Posted in Terrorism & Security, The Scoop, Yemen | Tagged
March 7, 2012

Islamic militants resurgent in Yemen

It has been a bad week for new Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi and a good week for the jihadists. The military suffered severe losses to Ansar al-Sharia, a group closely linked to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, over …

Posted in Islamism, Terrorism & Security, The Scoop, Yemen | Tagged
February 22, 2012

Reasons for optimism in Yemen?

Yemenis have been taking to the voting booths over the last 24 hours to put their seal of approval on the transfer of power from Ali Abdullah Saleh to his deputy, Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi.
This wasn’t really an election as …

Posted in Middle East, The Scoop, United States, Yemen | Tagged
November 24, 2011

Saleh finally resigns

After months of protest – in which hundreds have been killed – Ali Abdullah Saleh has finally resigned the presidency of Yemen at a signing ceremony in Saudi Arabia.
Saleh – who has been in power for over three decades – …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Middle East, Terrorism & Security, The Scoop, Yemen
September 30, 2011

Awlaki killed in Yemen

Anwar al-Awlaki joins the ever-growing list of al-Qaeda leaders who have finally achieved the martyrdom to which they aspired. Precise details of his death have yet to be released, but it is almost certain that it was a U.S. missile …

Posted in Islamism, Terrorism & Security, The Scoop, Yemen

The killing of Anwar al-Awlaki is a hammer-blow to al-Qaeda, and a reminder of how British campuses host extremists

Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born al-Qaeda cleric, has just been killed in Yemen, according to both Yemeni defence ministry and US officials. This represents the harshest blow to al-Qaeda’s global movement since the assassination of Osama bin Laden in May. Although not …

Posted in Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, Yemen
August 26, 2011

Al-Shabaab in Yemen?

Militants of al-Qaeda’s franchise in Somalia, al-Shabaab, may be crossing into Yemen to help fight with al-Qaeda operatives there.
Read more about this here.

Posted in Defence, Somalia, Terrorism & Security, The Scoop, Yemen
August 17, 2011

Iran possibly aiding al-Qaeda in Yemen

An Iranian vessel heading to Yemen was intercepted off the coast of Mumbai over the weekend. According to NBC News, weapons, food and other supplies were found on the ship. U.S. officials believe that Iran may have been shipping goods to the …

Posted in Iran, Terrorism & Security, The Scoop, Yemen
June 27, 2011

US finds new partners against al-Qaeda in Yemen.

There are optimistic noises coming out of Yemen regarding any future US policy there. One of the main concerns being voiced within the US was what would happen in the fight against al-Qaeda there once President Saleh gave in to …

Posted in Defence, Terrorism & Security, The Scoop, Trans-Atlantic Relations, United States, Yemen
June 22, 2011

Al-Qaeda’s growing ambitions in Yemen

Frederick Kagan today cites some interesting analysis from an ‘expert in the Arab world living in the region’ for the American Enterprise Institute’s Critical Projects on Yemen on the al-Qaeda’s ambitions in the region. It is reproduced in full below.

Having watched with …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Terrorism & Security, The Scoop, Yemen
June 17, 2011

What next for Yemen?

For those wondering what form of government those demonstrating in the streets in Yemen are demanding, I would strongly recommend this interesting article in The Guardian today by Dr Tariq Aldoais, an activist and doctor in the Yemeni youth revolution. It is a …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Human Rights, Middle East, Terrorism & Security, The Scoop, Yemen
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