Round up of recent writings

Al Jazeera English

Yemen: On the Brink of War or Dissolution?

Al Jazeera America

Yemen’s Fragile Truce in Tatters

BBC

Yemen: Fragility underliesĀ UN-backed peace deal

Just Security

Adam Baron on the Myths of the “Yemen-Model” of US Counterterrorism Policy

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Email Scams go Arab Spring

Found the following in my spam folder today:

Dearest One,

I am writing this mail with tears and sorrow to seek for your assistance regarding my situation since the death of my parents. My name is Mimi Abdul Fatah Younis Al-Obeidi, 22 years old Female, originated from Benghazi-Libya , North Africa. .My late Father General Abdel Fattah Younes who was shot death by Islamist-linked militia within the anti-Gaddafi forces on 28th July, 2011, the brutal killing of my mother and my only kid sister took place a week after the dead of my father.

I am now writing to seek for your assistance from Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso where I managed to escaped through the help of the United Nation, and now seeking asylum in Refugee Camp here in Ouagadougou,Burkina-Faso,

Meanwhile, the main reason why I am seeking for your assistance is because of some money my late parent deposited in one of the banks here in Burkina Faso which I am the next of kin. My Father made a fixed deposit of Six Million Eight Hundred Thousand Dollar ($6.8M). I need you to stand as my trustee so that the money will be transferred to you. You will get 30% of the money for your help. more details will be sent to you as soon as i receive your response..

Yours Faithfully,
Ms. Mimi Abdul Fatah Younis Al-Obeidi,

Hello

After months of deliberation, I’ve finally made the jump and dropped twenty dollars to secure the ‘adammbaron.com’ domain name. I assume I’ll post here from time to time; to state the obvious, contact info and an abbreviated personal bibliography can be found at the top of the page.