Making sense of Yemen

It's an unfortunate fact of life that whenever Yemen becomes front-page news, sensible commentary about the country becomes harder to find.

Here, though, are two pieces worth reading. One is from Kevin Drum at Mother Jones. The other – appropriately headed "Aiding Yemen or aiding Saleh?" – is from Sean Lee at The Human Province blog.

Posted by Brian Whitaker, 8 January 2010.