Sheila Carapico is professor of political science and international studies at the University of Richmond and visiting professor at the American University in Cairo. She is a contributing editor of Middle East Report.
Articles by this Author
|The Strategic Logic of the Iraq Blunder||
To hear American politicians and the commercial news media tell it, the greatest military power in world history hastily launched an ill-conceived invasion because of intelligence failures and wishful fantasies of sweets and flowers. It is as if...
|Yemen and the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army||
|Arming Yemen Against Al-Qaeda||
Americans got a crash course on Yemen for Christmas.
That’s because we’ve wanted to know more about the little-known, dirt-poor country in southwestern Arabia where the “underwear bomber” who tried to blow up a...
|The Death and Life of Jarallah Omar||
News of the shooting deaths of three American health professionals working for a Southern Baptist mission hospital in Yemen follows closely on the heels of the very public murder of a highly regarded figure in the Yemeni opposition.
|How Yemen's Ruling Party Secured an Electoral Landslide||
Yemen's parliamentary elections, held on April 27, 2003, might have set a higher standard for contested elections in the Arab world. Instead, post-election shenanigans and gunfire that disrupted ballot counting in key districts cast doubt...
|Killing Live 8, Noisily||
|Forecasting Mass Destruction, from Gulf to Gulf||
While internally displaced Americans were piled into an unequipped New Orleans sports stadium, the question on everyone’s lips was: where were the Louisiana National Guard and its high-water trucks when Hurricane Katrina struck? One...
|NGOs, INGOs, GO-NGOs and DO-NGOs||
Incumbent national leaders invite foreign election monitors only when it is in their interest to do so. Rarely is significant financial assistance “conditional” on holding elections, although it does improve a regime’s image...
|Your Tax Dollars Enable Police Brutality Abroad (March 9, 2016)|
|Five Exciting Developments from Across the Middle East in 2015 (January 6, 2016)|
|Saudi Arabia's Dangerous Sectarian Game (January 5, 2016)|