The Threat: Al Qaeda in Yemen

Arab Digest editor William Law’s guest this week is the Yemen and Jihadist expert Dr Elisabeth Kendall. She assesses the enduring threat of AQAP – Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula – and the extent to which the movement can exploit both the war and the current truce in an attempt to reassert its terror bona fides.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula: down but not out

Arab Digest editor William Law in conversation with Dr Elisabeth Kendall, Senior Research Fellow in Arabic and Islamic Studies at Oxford University’s Pembroke College. Though drone strikes have seen AQAP severely degraded, the ongoing war and the Taliban victory in Afghanistan reinforce the lethal threat jihadist terrorism continues to pose to the region and to the West from its base in Yemen.

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