Laura Kasinof never expected to become a war correspondent, but her calm life in Yemen gave her a front-row seat to protests and violence as the Arab Spring reached the country. Now Kasinof has written a book about her experiences and shares her fears about Yemen's future.
After 11 years of traveling to and writing about Yemen, American journalist and scholar Gregory Johnsen was nearly kidnapped there earlier this year. He says it's a sign of how much more dangerous and unforgiving the country has become for Americans.
American photojournalist Luke Somers has two days to live, if al-Qaeda in Yemen makes good on its threat to kill him. One of Somers' friends believes that's partially thanks to a failed rescue mission last month by US Navy SEALs that may have provoked his captors instead.
Author and Yemen scholar Gregory D. Johnsen has written a comprehensive history of al Qaeda in Yemen, and shares his thoughts with The World's Marco Werman. He observes that al Qaeda's roots in Yemen go back to the 1990s.