The latest Issues at a Glance deals with the protests in Yemen.

The wave of popular protests against government throughout North Africa
and the Middle East has spread to Yemen as well.  Even before these
popular protests, Yemen experienced huge political and economic
problems, exacerbated by an ongoing struggle against al-Qaeda.  Yemen is
not a new front on the war against al-Qaeda, as the threat has waxed and
waned there since the early 1990s.  But Yemen has emerged in recent
years as one of the most important theaters in that struggle following
the decision of Saudi al-Qaeda members to flee to Yemen to rebuild their
organization after suffering losses elsewhere in the region. 

This page brings together a collection of U.S. Government policy
statements that capture recent U.S. policy towards Yemen along with the
latest analysis from think tanks.  Additional pages are available to
examine protests throughout the Middle East
<> , the
situation in Libya
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Syria <> .

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