I3: Integrated International Intervention – The Future of Stability & Security Operations Using Yemen & Somalia as Success Models

By Brandon Scott

Written in 2014

The 21st Century has shown that the Core; connected countries that are predominantly stable and progressive with regards to security, governance & development are affected by what happens in the Non-Integrating Gap (or just Gap); countries that are disconnected, unstable, and not progressive with governance, security & development.[i][ii] Historically the transaction has been unidirectional, though with this evolution the Core was forced to change their methods of engagement with Gap regions. This evolution in foreign affairs is the new paradigm for engagement. Reviewing Yemen and Somalia as extreme examples will provide evidence of the new paradigm and its successes. Read More

#Yemen mulls new plan to spur local and national growth

#Yemen mulls new plan to spur local and national growth

Yemen is planning to develop industrial zones in each of the newly mandated federal regions. If this this occurs successfully it is a great move for Yemen as a whole. Think how each region will benefit individually while placing the responsibility on regional power brokers to protect the zones. The zones will provide jobs in each region while protecting the country from excessive industrial development in order to preserve one of Yemen’s greatest natural resource – its beautiful land.

UAE and Yemen set goals for a range of projects

UAE and Yemen set goals for a range of projects

For all the naysayers out there, this is a good write up on how foreign aid & development was stalled a couple years back due to increased AQAP operations and how the increased CT operations have beat back AQAP enough to provide some room for development and aid to continue. The notable aspect of the bulk of the aid from the likes of the Gulf (UAE in this case) is that often their aid is for sustainable projects as opposed to just throwing money for temporary solutions.