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Would the 9/11 Hijackers’ Money Trail Raise Red Flags in Today’s System?

Would the 9/11 Hijackers’ Money Trail Raise Red Flags in Today’s System?

 
If terrorists entered the U.S. today to conduct a 9/11-scale attack and used the same money-movement methods employed by the hijackers in 2001, it is “possible, but not probable” that their financial activities would bring them to the attention of intelligence and law-enforcement officials.
That’s the assessment of Dennis M. Lormel, …

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Is the Domestic Use Question Hijacking the Drone Debate?

Is the Domestic Use Question Hijacking the Drone Debate?

Up until recently, the debate over drone policy has largely been the territory of a small group of vocal critics — a persistent if not particularly high-profile media issue, but not one that particularly troubled the U.S. public. Polls indicated broad popular support for the use of drone strikes abroad, …

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The FPA’s “Must Reads” (February 16-22)

The FPA’s “Must Reads” (February 16-22)

Each week, the Foreign Policy Blog’s editorial team compiles the five best long-form reads and five best in-house blog posts. This week’s features India-Pakistan relations, drones, Gérard Depardieu and much more.

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Updates on Women, Children and Human Rights from Around the Globe

Updates on Women, Children and Human Rights from Around the Globe

 
Half of Yemenis “go to bed hungry,” says U.N. agency
Rising costs for food and fuel have spurred a rise in malnutrition in Yemen, where five million people, or 22% of the population, simply do not have enough food — and another five million “go to bed hungry,” according …

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The Morality and Effectiveness of U.S. Drone Policy

The Morality and Effectiveness of U.S. Drone Policy

Bradley Strawser, an assistant professor of philosophy at the Naval Postgraduate School, recently (and somewhat predictably) took some flak after the Guardian published a piece in which he appeared to make a fairly unequivocal moral case in support of U.S. drone policy.
“It’s all upside. …

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In Letter to President, Leading Experts Call for Recalibration of Policy On Yemen

In Letter to President, Leading Experts Call for Recalibration of Policy On Yemen

27 Leading Experts Say That Current US Policy Does Not Serve Long-Term American Security Interests
 WASHINGTON — Twenty-seven leading foreign policy experts have sent a letter to President Obama, calling for a broader approach on US policy towards Yemen that “expands beyond the narrow lens of counterterrorism.” As US intelligence agencies …

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Famine grows behind closed doors in Yemen

Famine grows behind closed doors in Yemen

In a recent article written for The Economist, the hardships facing many Yemenis, mostly due to malnutrition, are being brought to light on a country that is often hesitant to ask for help.
Even before 2011 when recent tribulations involving the military and local factions broke out, the …

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Yemen’s Political Stand-Off is Increasing Economic Insecurity

Yemen’s Political Stand-Off is Increasing Economic Insecurity

Despite many promises from the international community that the “Friends of Yemen” would help this poorest country of the Arabic Peninsula to jump start its battered economy after having endured a catastrophic years in terms of the meltdown of its financial institutions, its industry sector, its …

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Al-Qaeda Threat Grows in Yemen

Al-Qaeda Threat Grows in Yemen

Al-Qaeda, the terrorist group that seeks to establish the return of the Islamic Caliphate over the Muslim world is believed to have grown way beyond “containment security parameters,” posing a very real threat to Yemen’s national hegemony within in its own territories.
As Yemenis rose against President Ali Abdullah Saleh in …

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Targeted Killings and the Law of War

Targeted Killings and the Law of War

I recently had the privilege to attend an event sponsored by The Aspen Institute’s Justice and Society Program entitled, “Targeted Killings and the Law of War.”  The roundtable discussion brought …

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Yemen Casts its Vote

Yemen Casts its Vote

Following much anticipation, Yemenis this Tuesday headed towards the polling stations in the tens of thousands, with lines extending endlessly in the streets of the capital, Sana’a. And if so far the mood is festive, with men and women congratulating one another on what they hope …

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Yemen’s Presidential Elections, the Proof is in the Pudding

Yemen’s Presidential Elections, the Proof is in the Pudding

A couple of weeks shy of the scheduled presidential elections, Vice-President Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi announced in an official ceremony that he would run for president, adding that he hoped Yemenis would entrust him with the responsibility of running the affairs of the state.
On Tuesday, Yemenis …

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Tunisia Leads the Way, For the Moment

Tunisia Leads the Way, For the Moment

Anniversaries are dangerous days and dangerous moments. There is often a lot of celebrating, a flash of attention and then the sun goes down and life goes on as before. We properly celebrate an accomplishment from the past without real thought or determination on how to …

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President Ali Abdullah Saleh and Mohamed Reza Shah of Iran, Historic Parallels

President Ali Abdullah Saleh and Mohamed Reza Shah of Iran, Historic Parallels

Until the Arab spring movement and its legion of revolutionaries came to clash with President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s regime, demanding an end to decades of autocracy and repression, the Americans considered Yemen’s autocrat a “bulwark” against terrorism, a strategic ally in the region in the fight …

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Standing up for Women’s Rights

Standing up for Women’s Rights

Amal Hassan, a young mother of three, began fighting to promote women’s rights in Yemen based on her own experiences of injustice. Amal always aspired to better herself academically as she felt she truly came alive when she was learning new things, her mind opening up …

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