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The West Must Expend Resources Wisely in Yemen

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In this article for World Politics Review, based on a new report released by the Managing Across Boundaries program and the Stanley Foundation, Brian Finlay and Johan Bergenas discuss how the United States is currently proposing to allocate $1.2 billion of military equipment and training over the next six years to combat al-Qaida in Yemen. In response, critics both within and beyond government circles are calling for a more holistic approach that focuses on long-term economic development and stability there and in the broader Middle East region. Presently lacking in this debate is the understanding that security and development are not mutually exclusive.

Read the full article in World Politics Review here.

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