Editor’s Note on Yemeni Special Issue

Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 7

Dear Reader:

Jamestown presents this special issue on Yemen as a part of our ongoing endeavor to focus on pivotal states involved in the War on Terror. An important US ally since 9/11, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Salih has performed a difficult balancing act in his effort to reign in extremist groups without losing legitimacy or popular support. Porous borders, hostile tribal regions and extreme poverty make Yemen a particular challenge. This special issue represents Terrorism Monitor’s sixth publication devoted to in-depth regional coverage of territories on the frontline of the War on Terror.