The old Arab proverb, “Ba’da Kharab al-Basra” (“After the destruction of Basra”), is used in situations when help comes too late. In Yemen’s context, should the guns fall silent at this point, the proverb may be apt to describe stopping ...Read More
Author Archives: Nabeel A. Khoury
About Nabeel A. Khoury
Dr. Khoury is a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Hariri Center for the Middle East. His commentaries appear on the Atlantic Council’s MENA Resource, The Cairo Review of Global Affairs and his own blog, Middle East Corner. Dr. Khoury retired from the U.S. Department of State in 2013 with the rank of Minister Counselor. He taught Middle East and US strategy courses at the National Defense University and Northwestern University. In his last overseas posting, Khoury also served as deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in Yemen (2004-2007). In 2003, during the Iraq war, Khoury served as Department spokesperson at US Central Command in Doha and in Baghdad. Khoury earned his BA in political science from the American University of Beirut and his MA and PhD in political science from the State University of New York at Albany. Before his Foreign Service career, Khoury was an assistant professor of political science at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, and earlier, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Jordan in Amman. Dr. Khoury has published articles on issues of leadership and development in the Arab world in The Middle East Journal, Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and The International Journal of Middle East Studies. His most recent articles on the regional impact of the Arab uprising and on U.S. policy in Yemen appear in the summer 2013 and summer 2014 issues of Middle East Policy.