From Sidi Bouzid to Damascus: The Tragedy of the “Spring”

January 09, 2014

Why have the fruits of the "Arab Spring" not been met? Over one year ago, Casper Wuite and I became published authors when our book, The Arab Uprisings: An Introduction, was released. An incredible feat for the two of us aside, the revolts that swept the Middle East and North Africa from...

Breaking Point: Turmoil in Aden

November 24, 2013

Political infighting in Sana’a and growing rivalries in Aden signal a bleak future for southern Yemen. Yemen’s political transition after the Arab Spring conflict, which aimed at ushering in a new era of democratic development, has descended into political infighting in the capital,...

Military Restructuring in Yemen Opens a Second Power Vacuum: Part 2

Policies from abroad currently ignore pre-2011 political conflicts while exacerbating the political divide emerging from the intra-regime Yemeni conflict of 2011. A myopic approach during the transition process further expands the space for militants to operate under new growing alliances. This is...

Military Restructuring in Yemen Opens a Second Power Vacuum: Part 1

Policies from abroad currently ignore pre-2011 political conflicts while exacerbating the political divide emerging from the intra-regime Yemeni conflict of 2011. A myopic approach during the transition process further expands the space for militants to operate under new growing alliances. This is...