The terrorist group may be headless, but its tentacles still pack a mean punch.
Why the Muslim world hasn't warmed toward America over the past four years.
What Obama's high priest of targeted killings doesn't want you to know.
Was the security lapse at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa a move by Yemen's former president to show America who still calls the shots?
Ali Abdullah Saleh's government colluded with al Qaeda and duped the West. Has anything changed since his ouster?
Yemen's new president claims to have driven al Qaeda from its strongholds. But Yemenis fear the militants will be back.
Was this year's ranking of the world's most fragile states on target? Five countries respond.
This year's Failed States Index might look like it's more of the same, but a few wild swings tell us some surprising things.
From Angola to Yemen, eight countries whose futures are tied up in the land they occupy.
9 former autocrats and bad guys that should be made to pay for their crimes.
When Egypt's next rulers finally tackle urgently needed economic reform, they should look to an unlikely model: Iran.
A compromise solution that removes Syria's Bashar al-Assad but replaces him with a crony is now fully off the table. It's time for Washington to back the opposition.
Drones alone won't be enough to stop Yemen from falling into the failed state abyss.
The United States is pretty darn good at infiltrating terrorist groups -- at home and abroad -- these days. But should we be worried about the social costs?
For Washington, democracy promotion in Yemen continues to take a back seat to the fight against Al-Qaeda.
Al Qaeda itself may be diminished after the death of Osama bin Laden, but its affiliates are still sowing instability around the world.
Can this tiny, rich emirate really solve the Middle East's thorniest political conflicts?
Yemen's new president has his work cut out for him. Is he up to the task?
Activists are preparing to charge Yemen's ex-strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh with crimes against humanity -- despite a deal that guarantees him immunity at home.
A rare journey to the rugged province of Saada, the battle-torn region that has fallen out of the government's control during the past year.
What should America do about the Arab Spring? Not much.