Combating al-Qaeda in Yemen: Towards a New Multilateral Approach

EPC | 27 Jan 2014

This analysis argues that al-Qaeda is still far from being defeated in light of what it enjoys of flexibility and ability to adapt. Despite the fierce and painful blows suffered by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the past two years, and as most Yemenis aspire for building a secure, stable and violence and terrorism-free country, this analysis argues that al-Qaeda is still far from being defeated in light of what it enjoys of flexibility and ability to adapt. Furthermore, the internal safe havens in Yemen allows the organization to continue its work, even if its personnel and leadership face successive attacks by American Drones, as well as the military attacks by the Yemeni government forces every now and then. To deal with this problem, al-Qaeda followers adopted a new realistic approach that is necessarily multilateral.

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