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    Al Qaeda Threat to U.S. Embassy in Yemen Raises Questions

    As in most war zones and high threat environments, one of the dangers to guard against is complacency...people become accustomed to a certain level of danger and assume that they have everything under control, when in fact they may have not fully thought through the problems posed by an enemy that is continually innovating, writes William Young.

    Jan 4, 2013

  • a huge demonstration marched to the federal palace to protest against the draft constitution and the constitutional decree announced by President Mohamed Morsi


    The Mirage of the Arab Spring

    Like it or not, the United States counts among its allies a number of authoritarian Arab countries, and they are essential partners in protecting its interests, writes Seth G. Jones. The normative hope that liberal democracy may flourish in the future must be balanced by the need to work with governments and societies as they exist today.

    Jan 3, 2013

  • Commentary

    Al Qaeda Is Far from Defeated

    As the administration looks eastward—a strategy that incorporates China's rise—underestimating al Qaeda would be a dangerous mistake, writes Seth G. Jones.

    Apr 30, 2012

  • Commentary

    The Year of the Arab Spring

    The Arab Spring demonstrated that leaderless revolutions are difficult to repress or co-opt. Unfortunately, it is also true that leaderless revolts find it difficult to make transition to authority, writes Charles Ries.

    Dec 20, 2011

  • Commentary

    Awlaki's Death Hits al-Qaeda's Social Media Strategy

    Though Awlaki will be difficult to replace—since he effectively coupled both propaganda and operations—al-Qaeda will continue to plan attacks overseas against Western targets, writes Seth Jones.

    Sep 30, 2011

  • Commentary

    Expect Regime Change in Libya, Yemen

    The countries in a possible "second wave" of Arab revolutions have dim prospects for consolidated democracies. Other than tribes, Libya essentially has no civil society, and it has a long-isolated educated class. Yemen has civil society organizations but fewer well-educated individuals, writes Julie Taylor.

    Apr 25, 2011

  • News Release

    Conflict in Yemen Fueled by Tribalism, Religious Conflicts

    Armed conflict between the government of Yemen and an opposition movement in the nation's north has spilled across its borders into Saudi Arabia, posing a potential threat to U.S. interests.

    May 3, 2010

  • Yemeni Huthi rebels supervise the reopening of a road in Sa'da, north of San'a, on February 16, 2010, following a truce between the rebels and government forces that ended six months of fighting


    Conflict in Yemen Fueled by Tribalism, Religious Conflicts

    Armed conflict between the government of Yemen and an opposition movement in the nation's north—consisting of groups of its citizens known as Huthis—has spilled across its borders into Saudi Arabia, posing a potential threat to U.S. interests.

    Apr 14, 2010

  • Commentary

    How a Decade of Terror Changed America

    Two foiled airliner bombings bracket a decade that changed the world's understanding of terrorism as a new form of global warfare and has had profound ramifications we are still coming to grips with in the U.S., writes Brian Michael Jenkins.

    Dec 30, 2009

  • Commentary

    Unavoidable Clash of Islam and the West?

    Published commentary by RAND staff.

    Jan 23, 2005

  • Report

    Oman and the World: The Emergence of an Independent Foreign Policy

    This report systematically analyzes the foreign policy of the Sultanate.

    Jan 1, 1995

  • Report

    The New Marxist-Leninist States in the Third World

    This paper reviews the emergence of six Marxist-Leninist regimes among Third World Nations: Afghanistan, Yemen, Angola, Mozambique, Ethiopia, and Nicaragua.

    Jan 1, 1984

  • Report

    Politics and the Soviet Presence in the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen: Internal Vulnerabilities and Regional Challenges

    Describes the evolution of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen's (PDRY) internal political and economic situation and discusses its relations with other states in the region and with the Soviet Union.

    Jan 1, 1983

  • Report

    Soviet strengths and vulnerabilities in the Middle East

    There is a growing awareness that Soviet influences pose a particularly acute problem in the area of the Middle East. In the Middle East the potential freedom of action available to the Soviet Union and its allies to exploit their military advantage...

    Jan 1, 1980

  • Report

    The Narrative Structure of Swindler Tales.

    A model is designed for the narrative structure of the swindler tale, which is defined as an oral narrative about a clever person who cheats a less clever one to win (usually) a small material gain or gratification. The model is based on these conce...

    Jan 1, 1968

  • People

    Daniel Egel

    Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of California, Berkeley; B.A. in biology, University of Chicago

  • Periodical

    Commentary: Unmanned but Not Untethered

    Commentary about the role of robots on the battlefield -- now and in the future.