Author and illustrator Tom Cooper joins Scott to discuss his article for War is Boring, “A New State is Emerging in Yemen.” Cooper outlines how North and South Yemen were united under Ali Abdullah Saleh, the surprising nuances in the political alliances within Yemen, and the similarities and differences between the situation in Yemen and Syria. Cooper also details the many varied fighting forces in Yemen and the general consensus among them all against Al-Qaeda and ISIS.
Discussed on the show:
- Ali Abdullah Saleh
- Yemeni Unification
- Al-Islah (Yemen)
- “Quiet Support for Saudis Entangles U.S. in Yemen” (The New York Times)
- “Yemen holds presidential election with one candidate” (CNN)
- “No, Yemen’s Houthis actually aren’t Iranian puppets” (The Washington Post)
- “Washington’s War in Yemen Backfires,” by Jeremy Scahill (The Nation)
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