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Cosponsored with the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. Last September, in announcing military operations against ISIS/ISIL, President Obama referred to Yemen as a US policy success, to the bafflement of many within and outside the country at the time.  The jury was still out on our drone-dependent security/CT operations, the economy was in disarray and the political transition - a relative bright spot - was dimming. Recent events call the September judgment into even more question.  What is really happening, and what does it  mean for the US, the region, and the Yemenis?