The UAE’s Counterinsurgency Conundrum in Southern Yemen

The spread of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) throughout Iraq, Syria, and Libya illustrates how insurgent groups often thrive in areas where government authority and legitimate institutions are absent.

The UAE’s Counterinsurgency Conundrum in Southern Yemen
An Emirati soldier watches for enemy fire from the rear gate of a United Arab Emirates military helicopter flying over Yemen on September 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Adam Schreck)

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