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Yemen Instability & Conspiracy Theories

The Following piece is written by a Yemeni-based journalist who writes for the Foreign Policy Blogs network and, due to serious security concerns, remains anonymous. According to sources close to the Yemeni government, Brigadier General Ali Saleh al-Ahmar, President Saleh’s half brother, would be behind the attempted assassination which took place last week. An explosion […]

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Dark Clouds Hover above Yemen

The Following piece is written by a Yemeni-based journalist who writes for the Foreign Policy Blogs network and, due to serious security concerns, remains anonymous. The Joint Meeting Parties, a coalition of various political factions united in their opposition to the Saleh regime, has extended an invitation to the government to discuss the transition of […]

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What's Wrong With Egyptian Security?

This is a piece by Robert Lattin of FPA Blogs, who covers Israel. His full profile can be viewed here: http://israel.foreignpolicyblogs.com/author/robertlattin/ With every passing day, security is becoming a greater concern for the average Egyptian.  There have been several reports of attacks on the country’s Coptic population, which constitutes over 10 million people and random acts […]

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Yemen: US$5 Billion Lost in 4 Months

The Following piece is written by a Yemeni-based journalist who writes for the Foreign Policy Blogs network and, due to serious security concerns, remains anonymous. In a recent interview with Reuters, Hisham Sharaf Abdullah, the Minister of Industry and Trade said that Yemen’s uprising had cost so far an estimated US$5 billion. “We have reports […]

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Saudi Arabia Continues to support President Saleh

Saudi Arabia Continues to support President Saleh

The Following piece is written by a Yemeni-based journalist who writes for the Foreign Policy Blogs network and, due to serious security concerns, remains anonymous. Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal In a recent interview with news channel al-Alam, Naif Alsharabi, a Yemeni political analyst and member of Yemen’s Public Committees revealed that in his […]

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And the Winner is….Iran

And the Winner is….Iran

This piece was written by Lisa Daftari. Lisa Daftari is a California-based journalist and commentator and a regular Fox News contributor, specializing in counter-terrorism and Iranian affairs. She can be reached via http://www.lisadaftari.com/ A week after President Obama’s Middle East speech, it has become increasingly evident that although there was much talk, little will result.   President Obama’s […]

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The Movie The Oath (2010)

http://globalfilm.foreignpolicyblogs.com/2011/05/25/the-oath-2010/

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Yemen will not be a Failed State, says President Saleh

The Following piece is written by a Yemeni-based journalist who writes for the Foreign Policy Blogs network and, due to serious security concerns, remains anonymous. Embattled President Saleh announced on Wednesday morning in an interview with Reuters that Yemen would not become another failed state like Somalia; and that he will not allow the country […]

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Political Games continue in Yemen

he Following piece is written by a Yemeni-based journalist who writes for the Foreign Policy Blogs network and, due to serious security concerns, remains anonymous. YEMEN SANA’A- Only a day after the Opposition inked the GCC proposal which was meant to pave the way to a peaceful transition of power, President Saleh suggested that he […]

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Looming Economic Calamity in Yemen

The Following piece is written by a Yemeni-based journalist who writes for the Foreign Policy Blogs network and, due to serious security concerns, remains anonymous. While anti-government protesters continue to demand the immediate departure of their long standing and much hated President; Yemen is now facing an imminent multi facets crisis which ripples, will be […]

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President Obama on the Middle East

President Obama on the Middle East

President Barack Obama’s message to the Muslim world was crucial in three ways: The President underlined more than once the importance of integrating the economies of this tumultuous region into the global economy and the role of young Arabs in making this grand task possible; President Obama declared to the world that the era of […]

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Look Who’s Calling the Shots?!

Look Who’s Calling the Shots?!

As a new generation of Arabs in the Middle East continues to jolt the region into a new, tumultuous, and yet-to-be-defined era, Iran’s internal politics is undergoing its own transition that has recently become increasingly vocal. The assertion of independence in decision making on the part of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a theocratic system known for […]

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The Story of Nabil Ali Mohamed Abdo

The Story of Nabil Ali Mohamed Abdo

The Following piece is written by a Yemeni-based journalist who writes for Foreign Policy Association (FPA) and, due to serious security concerns, remains anonymous. In recent weeks the regime of Ali Abdullah Saleh has been accused of organizing mass kidnapping of protesters to destabilize the revolutionary movement and instill fear within the population. According to […]

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Blood Flows in the Streets of Yemen

The Following piece is written by a Yemeni-based journalist who writes for Foreign Policy Association (FPA) and, due to serious security concerns, remains anonymous. After weeks of failed negotiations among members of the Yemeni political coalition: the JMP and the government, Yemenis have decided to take matters in their own hands. So far and despite […]

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Yemen: Inching toward Becoming A Failed State

Yemen: Inching toward Becoming A Failed State

The Following piece is written by a Yemeni-based journalist who writes for Foreign Policy Association (FPA) and, due to serious security concerns, remains anonymous. With Yemen entering its fourth month of protests and scores of casualties (reportedly 140 dead), the country is nowhere nearer a solution. So far it seems that all political negotiations have […]

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