The panel discussion was originally scheduled for February 3.
Fragility and extremism have marked much of Yemen’s recent history. Now, both have been aggravated. With a recent uptick in violence, Yemen’s political turmoil threatens to slide into renewed sectarian civil conflict. And at the same time as the Iran-backed Houthi rebels battle the forces of ousted President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Haddi, the terrorist group calling itself the Islamic State has surfaced in Yemen for the first time, making its presence known with deadly suicide attacks.
The Bipartisan Policy Center hosted a discussion of recent events in Yemen and how they will affect U.S. counterterrorism efforts and regional dynamics.
Panel discussion featuring:
Ambassador Barbara Bodine
Former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen
Director, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University
William D. Murray
Founder, Alphom Group, LLC
Founder, Council on Intelligence Issues
Former Senior Executive, Central Intelligence Agency
Senior Associate and Regional Director of Middle East and North Africa Programs, National Democratic Institute