Michael van der Galien

Yemen: The Next Afghanistan?

Posted on January 30 2010 4:08 pm
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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The failed Christmas Day attack on a jetliner in Detroit by a Nigerian national with alleged ties to Al-Qaeda has intensified global attention towards Yemen. Following two major conferences in London on Yemen and Afghanistan, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) National Security Initiative (NSI) will hold a panel discussion on extremism in Yemen on Wednesday, February 3, 2010.

Since 2001, multiple terrorist attacks on U.S. targets have emanated from Yemen. Yet U.S. policy to date has been ineffective in preventing the growth of extremism in that country. As part of its Stabilizing Fragile States Project, NSI will release a white paper that analyzes the connection between state fragility and extremism in Yemen.

Read more at PR Newswire.

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