Wednesday, December, 05, 2012

Yemen, Al-Qaeda, and America’s War in Arabia with Gregory Johnsen at New America, Washington

The Last Refuge: Yemen, Al-Qaeda, and America’s War in Arabia

Last Refuge
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. 
New America Foundation
1899 L St. NW Suite 400
Washington DC, 20036


Over the past few years, U.S. counterterrorism officials have frequently highlighted the blows America has dealt to al-Qaeda, especially those to its central command in Pakistan and Afghanistan. But officials also continue to warn about the persistent threat posed by al-Qaeda affiliates and sympathizers that have flourished in places such as Yemen and North Africa. Gregory Johnsen, a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton and one of the preeminent scholars of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, examines the organization’s last strongholds in his new book The Last Refuge: Yemen, Al-Qaeda, and America’s War in Arabia. In a recent piece for The New York Review of Books, Robert Worth called Johnsen’s book, “an authoritative and deftly written account of al-Qaeda’s Yemeni incarnation.”

Please join the New America Foundation’s National Security Studies Program for a conversation with Gregory Johnsen about The Last Refuge and the future of U.S. efforts to counter the violent ideology espoused by al-Qaeda supporters in Yemen.


Gregory Johnsen

Author, The Last Refuge: Yemen, Al-Qaeda, and America’s War in Arabia

Peter Bergen
Director, National Security Studies Program, New America Foundation

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