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

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Far from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States and al-Qaeda are fighting a clandestine war of drones and suicide bombers in an unforgiving corner of Arabia. charts the rise, fall, and resurrection of al-Qaeda in Yemen over the last thirty years, detailing how a group that the United States once defeated has now become one of the world's most dangerous threats. An expert on Yemen who has spent years on the ground there, Gregory D. Johnsen uses al-Qaeda's Arabic battle notes to reconstruct their world as they take aim at the United States and its allies. Johnsen brings readers in-side al-Qaeda's training camps and safe houses as the terrorists plot poison attacks and debate how to bring down an airliner on Christmas Day. The Last Refuge is an eye-opening look at the successes and failures of fighting a new type of war in one of the most turbulent countries in the world.

Synopsis:

"The best new book on al Qaeda . . . and the best book on Yemen in years."--Bruce Riedel,

About the Author

Gregory D. Johnsen, a former Fulbright Fellow in Yemen, is a PhD candidate at Princeton University and the Michael Hastings National Security Fellow at BuzzFeed. A frequent guest on NPR, he has contributed essays to the New York Times. He lives in Ithaca, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393349979
Author:
Johnsen, Gregory D.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Politics - General
Publication Date:
20140931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
20.96 x 13.97 mm

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History and Social Science » Middle East » Arabian Peninsula
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East
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