Yemen

Dispatch

Out of the Shadows, Onto the Screen

In a new video, a resurgent AQAP celebrates their latest jailbreak and warns what comes next.

Saeed Al Batati |

Argument

The Red Wedding

A botched drone strike in Yemen shows how America's anti-al Qaeda strategy has gone off the rails.

Adam Baron |

Dispatch

Teenagers Are Droned, And a Family Cries Out

The U.S. says it was hunting militants on August 8. The dead boys' brother has a different story.

Shuaib Almosawa |

Dispatch

Coming In From the Cold

For years the Houthis have been derided as subversives and separatists. Now they're sitting at the table in Sanaa.

TIK ROOT |

Dispatch

Sightseeing in Yemen's Droneland

For an infamous danger zone, Marib province is beautiful, ancient, and, at times, remarkably peaceful.

Adam Baron |

Argument

The Cuban in the Desert

The secret blogger who explains al Qaeda's new strategy.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross |

Investigation

Inside Yemen's Shadow War Arsenal

The U.S. has spent hundreds of millions fighting Yemen's terrorists. What did it buy, really?

Gordon Lubold |

Argument

How We Lost Yemen

The United States used the Pakistan playbook on Yemen's terrorists. It didn't work.

Gregory D. Johnsen |

Dispatch

Watching Cairo from Sanaa

As Egypt reels, Yemenis wonder: Will the revolution spill over again?

Adam Baron |

Dispatch

Revenge Landmines of the Arab Spring

In the mountains of Yemen, a strange and deadly face-off between elite soldiers and rebellious villagers could have big international consequences.

Joe Sheffer |

Feature

Gitmo's Fallen Czar

Daniel Fried was the perfect man for the hardest job in Washington, but even he couldn’t close Guantanamo.

Michelle Shephard |

Argument

The Optimist's Case for Yemen

Her country is in turmoil. But Yemen’s Nobel Peace Prize Laureate believes that the revolution can still succeed.

Jeff Gedmin |

Dispatch

Yemen's Power Wedding

When the sons of Yemen's most powerful tribal leaders tie the knot, it's not only a marriage -- it's a chance for a show of strength that nobody in Sanaa can ignore. 

Adam Baron |

Argument

Inspiration Inflation

We're all to blame for giving al Qaeda's magazine more credit than it's due.

J.M. Berger |

The List

The Stories You Missed

What happened around the world while the world was watching Boston.

J. Dana Stuster |

Micah Zenko

An Inconvenient Truth

Finally, proof that the United States has lied in the drone wars.

Micah Zenko |

Dispatch

Can Yemen Talk Its Way to Peace?

As the country's National Dialogue kicks off this week, hope is in short supply.

Farea al-Muslimi |

Micah Zenko

This Is Not the Drone Debate We're Looking For

How Rand Paul and company are totally missing the point.

Micah Zenko |

Dispatch

Hot Pants

A visit to ousted Yemeni leader Ali Abdullah Saleh’s new presidential museum.

Adam Baron |

Dispatch

Hostage for a Day

How I became a bargaining chip in Yemen’s tribal maze.

Adam Baron |

Argument

Arm the Syrian Rebels. Now.

Obama's cabinet had a plan to take down Bashar al-Assad. What went wrong?

Michael Doran |

David Rothkopf

Size Matters

The miniaturization of U.S. foreign policy.

David Rothkopf |

Micah Zenko

Investigate This

The U.N. will pry America's drones out of our cold, dead hands.

Micah Zenko |

Argument

The Year the Arab Spring Went Bad

Hopes for a democratic Middle East have faltered amid sectarian animosities and ideological divisions. Did it have to be this way?

F. Gregory Gause, III |

Dispatch

Anatomy of an Air Attack Gone Wrong

In rural Yemen, a botched attack on a terror suspect kills 12 civilians and destroys a community.

Letta Tayler |

Interview

Zero Farce Thirty

The man who nearly stopped 9/11 tells FP why Kathryn Bigelow's movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden gets it wrong.  

Ty McCormick |

Dispatch

Yemen's Rocky Roadmap

Yemenis hope that a planned National Dialogue will save the revolution. But what abut the guys with the guns? 

Adam Baron |

Photo Essay

A Yemen Built for Two?

In their quest to unify the country after the Arab Spring, Yemen's new leaders are confronting a major obstacle: calls for secession.

Luke Somers |

The List

What You Missed While You Were Refreshing Drudge and FiveThirtyEight

A guide to the world news you should get caught up on now that the election is over.

Cara Parks |

EXCERPT

Losing Yemen

How this forgotten corner of the Arabian Peninsula became the most dangerous country in the world.

Gregory Johnsen |