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NPR Program on Yemen Crisis and Houthis

Apr 24, 2015
On April 23, Reporter Gregory Johnsen discussed the rise of the Houthi movement in Yemen on NPR's "Fresh Air."

U.S. Operation Killed Hostages near AfPak Border

Apr 23, 2015
On April 23, the White House revealed that a U.S. drone strike inadvertently killed two hostages held by al Qaeda near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

U.S. Treasury Sanctions Target Houthis

Apr 14, 2015
On April 14, the U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Abdul Malik al-Houthi, leader of the Houthi movement, and Ahmed Ali Saleh, a Houthi supporter and son of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The Diversity of North Africa's Islamists

Apr 13, 2015
North Africa’s Islamists are diverse and cannot be reduced to one category, according to Dr. H.A. Hellyer, who spoke at the U.S. Institute of Peace on April 1.

Salafists Promote Anti-Shiite Ideology on Twitter

Mar 30, 2015
Sunni Salafists are using social media to promote anti-Shiite discourse, according to a new report by Genevieve Abdo, a nonresident fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings and a fellow in the Middle East/Southwest Asia program at the Stimson Center.

Nasrallah Condemns Saudi Arabia’s Bombing of Yemen

Mar 30, 2015
On March 27, Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah gave a speech denouncing the Saudi military campaign against the Houthis in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia Forms Sunni Alliance Against Houthis

Mar 27, 2015
Saudi Arabia has responded to the rise of Yemen’s Houthi rebels – a Shiite movement backed by Iran – by forming a 10-nation Sunni military alliance against them, according to David Ottaway in the latest edition of the Wilson Center Middle East Program’s Viewpoints series.

Saudi Arabia Launches Airstrikes in Yemen, Iran Reacts

Mar 26, 2015
On March 26, Saudi Arabia began conducting airstrikes in Yemen against the Houthis, a Zaydi Shiite movement that has controlled the capital city Sanaa since September 2014.

Yemen's Islamists on Mosque Attacks

Mar 23, 2015
On March 20, suicide bomb attacks on two Houthi Shiite mosques killed at least 135 people and injured more than 300 others in Sanaa, Yemen.

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The Islamists Are Coming is the first book to survey the rise of Islamist groups in the wake of the Arab Spring.  Often lumped together, the more than 50 Islamist parties with millions of followers now constitute a whole new spectrum—separate from either militants or secular parties.  They will shape the new order in the world’s most volatile region more than any other political bloc. Yet they have diverse goals and different constituencies. Sometimes they are even rivals.

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