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Sheldon, Danielle

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Al-Qaeda in Yemen – Evolving Threats


Al-Qaeda in Yemen has been gaining in strength since its reestablishment in 2006 and particularly since it merged with Al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia to become Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in 2009. With reputable Jihadi leaders, access to funds, ties to terrorist organizations abroad, and abilities to perpetrate attacks outside of Yemen, the organization has thrived into a force that must be reckoned with. With the Yemeni state losing control over its territory, it must continue to take strong action against the organization or risk failure as a state.

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