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Tim Fairbank: Time to Rethink US Strategy in Yemen

May 22nd, 2012

DT’s Tim Fairbank authored an op-ed, ‘Time to Rethink US Strategy in Yemen,’ published by Al-Monitor, a new media site focused on in-depth coverage of the Middle East. In his Yemen article, Mr. Fairbank examines local perceptions of America’s policy in Yemen and discusses findings from his recent assessment visit to Yemen which identified development opportunities and shortcomings. He writes that many believe ‘America’s one-dimensional focus on counter-terrorism is destabilizing the country further.’ If the U.S. does not effectively implement a comprehensive approach to Yemen and find a balance between a forceful counter-terrorism campaign and supporting the groups and issues that truly need help the most, Yemen will likely continue to unravel and become a greater threat to the United States.