The Skeptics

Foreign Policy on Hold?

Marc Lynch blogged a couple of months ago about how little attention Yemen has received compared to events this year in Libya, Syria, Egypt and other places. Lynch argued persuasively that this inattention made the task of getting Saleh to leave power more difficult and that the costs of international inattention were high for Yemen’s opposition. It is true that Yemen received relatively little attention in the U.S. media compared to other Arab Spring uprisings.