Bloggingheads.tv has an interesting talk between Bernard Haykel and Charles Schmitz on the current developments and its backgrounds in Yemen. If you ever wanted to have a crash course on Yemen politics, tribes, Al Qaeda and history, watch and listen.
Bernard Haykel is professor of Near Eastern Studies and director of The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, at Princeton University. Read his ‘five books‘ interview at Browser.com earlier this year in which he elaborates on his choice of essential reading on Yemen.
Charles Schmitz is Associate Professor of Geography at Towson University, President of the American Institute for Yemeni Studies, and a scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington. Read also his recent article, Yemen’s Tribal Showdown, on Foreign Affairs.