Yemen: The Next Afghanistan? Bipartisan Policy Center's National Security Initiative to Hold Panel Discussion on Extremism in Yemen

Jan 29, 2010, 19:15 ET from Bipartisan Policy Center

New White Paper Stresses Connection between State Fragility and Extremism

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The failed Christmas Day attack on a jetliner in Detroit by a Nigerian national with alleged ties to Al-Qaeda has intensified global attention towards Yemen. Following two major conferences in London on Yemen and Afghanistan, the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) National Security Initiative (NSI) will hold a panel discussion on extremism in Yemen on Wednesday, February 3, 2010.

Since 2001, multiple terrorist attacks on U.S. targets have emanated from Yemen. Yet U.S. policy to date has been ineffective in preventing the growth of extremism in that country.  As part of its Stabilizing Fragile States Project, NSI will release a white paper that analyzes the connection between state fragility and extremism in Yemen.

WHO: Thomas Krajeski, Former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen;

Senior Vice President, National Defense University

Dr. Michael Doran, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense; Member, NSI's Stabilizing Fragile States Project

Les Campbell, Middle East Director, National Democratic Institute

David Ignatius, Washington Post

Admiral (ret.) Gregory "Grog" Johnson, BPC Senior Military Fellow and Co-Chair, NSI's Stabilizing Fragile States Project; Former Commander of U.S. Naval Forces, Europe and Joint Force Command, Naples

Dr. Paula Dobriansky, Former Undersecretary of State for Democracy & Global Affairs; Co-Chair, NSI's Stabilizing Fragile States Project

WHAT: Panel Discussion and Release of NSI's New White Paper on Extremism in Yemen

WHEN: February 3, 2010

2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

WHERE:  Bipartisan Policy Center

1225 I Street NW, Suite 1000

Washington, DC 20005

About the Bipartisan Policy Center

In 2007, former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole, and George Mitchell formed the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) to develop and promote solutions that can attract the public support and political momentum to achieve real progress. The BPC acts as an incubator for policy efforts that engage top political figures, advocates, academics, and business leaders in the art of principled compromise. For more information please visit our website:

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