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Gerald Feierstein: The Future of the United States' Yemen Strategy

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Former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen, Gerald Feierstein, joined American Ambassadors Live! Podcast host Ambassador Philip Hughes to discuss the ongoing crisis in Yemen and the future of U.S. policy in the region.


Ambassador Gerald Feierstein is senior vice president at the Middle East Institute. He retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in May 2016 after a 41-year career with the personal rank of Career Minister. As a diplomat he served in nine overseas postings, including three tours of duty in Pakistan, as well as assignments in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Lebanon, Jerusalem, and Tunisia. In 2010, President Obama appointed Ambassador Feierstein U.S. Ambassador to Yemen, where he served until 2013. From 2013 until his retirement, Ambassador Feierstein was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs.

Ambassador G. Philip Hughes served as the U.S. Ambassador to Barbados, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines from 1990 to 1993. Prior his appointment, Ambassador Hughes served as Executive Secretary of the National Security Council during 1989 and 1990. He is the Senior Vice President of the Council of American Ambassadors and a Senior Director at the White House Writers Group.


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