Yesterday saw an outbreak of Yeminitis, with Westminster focused on Osama Bin Laden’s ancestral home after the foiled bomb plot.
To CoffeeHouse readers, this will come as no surprise. Last year, the Spectator prophesised that Yemen would be the “sleeper issue” of 2010. And so it has proved.
But what have successive British governments been doing since the threat began to grow?
UK policy towards Yemen is an exemplary case of cross-government cooperation.