In April 2011, FPRI posted the most extensive survey done to date of Yemen’s population. Conducted by Glevum Associates, a firm run by FPRI Senior Fellow Andrew Garfield, the survey indicated a disquieting level of support for Al Qaeda among Yemen’s populous as well as a profound resistance to US intervention in the country. In response to the enormous interest in the survey, and rising tensions in the country, FPRI brought together a group of experts to discuss the survey as well as recent developments, including the reported shift in US policy toward a public role in easing Yemen’s President out of office despite his cooperation in fighting Al Qaeda.
This presentation was part of Teaching The Middle East: Between Authoritarianism And Reform, a History Institute for Teachers. October 15, 2011 http://www.fpri.org/multimedia/20111015.swift.yemen.html
FPRI Associate Scholar, Eric Trager, comments from Cairo on developments in Egypt and the implications for U.S. foreign policy.
In response to the death of Osama Bin-Laden FPRI convened a special briefing featuring a number of its scholars.