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Gregory Johnsen is the best contemporary Yemen scholar. His analysis is accurate and descriptive. If you only read one book on Yemen politics, chose this one.Published 4 months ago by yemenlover
An incredibly detailed micro-level description of the people, the intrigue, and the exotic drama of the early days of al-Queda, including Osama bin Ladin, Ayman al-Zawahiri and... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Barnett F. Baron
The history of terrorism in Yemen and the limits of U.S. foreign policy in distant, unfriendly lands are the twin subjects of Gregory Johnsen’s excellent book. Read morePublished 10 months ago by ewaffle
This seems to be an insightful and not heavily slanted look at apart of the war on terrorism. It was well written and very readable. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Michael J Berger
I was shocked at how good this book was, maybe just because I got it on sale, or maybe because I expected more of a dry, academic style of writing. It is certainly not that, Mr. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Eric
Insightful book on the US efforts to stop Al Qaeda and AQAP in Yemen. Gives an inside look at personalities, ideologies and conversations in clandestine meetings of major and minor... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Arturo del Swego
This is by far the best roll-up of Yemen out there. Anyone interested in Politics/security of the Arabian Peninsula and Horn of Africa region should read this book twice.Published 21 months ago by Brian Johnson