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Monday, April 20, 2015

Sheila Carapico on Yemen at MERIP; April Longley Alley at ICG

Amid so much fog of punditry on Yemen and so much talk of ancient sectarian divisions and Iranian meddling, it's occasionally a relief to hear a real Yemen expert put the situation in perspective: the University of Richmond's Sheila Carapico, a real Yemen expert, does just that at MERIP: "Two Resolutions, a Draft Constitution, and Late Devlopments."

I previously linked to the International Crisis Group's  "Yemen at War" (link is to the summary page; the full report is here). Their Arabian Peninsula specialist, April Longley Alley, is also a genuine Yemen expert. Listen to these people, not the TV News talking heads, please.

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