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Stopping AQAP from winning the war in Yemen
The civil war in Yemen has created instability and insecurity that terrorist organizations like al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have exploited. The current level of United States (U.S.) involvement in Yemen’s conflict, which primarily provides support to Saudi Arabia’s pro-Yemeni government forces, is likely to be insufficient to eliminate the threat posed by AQAP. The U.S. should refocus its attention on terrorism in Yemen by fulfilling its three-fold strategy; increasing air strikes against AQAP targets, augmenting development assistance and counterterror capacity building efforts, and encouraging international support for a political settlement and stabilisation efforts.