Laura Kasinof is a freelance print journalist. From 2011 – March 2012 she was based in Sanaa where she reported regularly for The New York Times on Yemen’s antigovernment uprising, part of the Arab Spring revolts.
Her articles have also appeared in the Economist, Foreign Policy, The Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, Al Jazeera International, among others. She has discussed Yemen, the Arab Spring and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula on radio and TV outlets such as BBC World Service, Democracy Now, Al Jazeera International and NPR. As well, Laura has been invited as a panelist to speak about Yemen at institutions such as the Atlantic Council, Chatham House, The New America Foundation and the National Counterterrorism Center.
She also helped produce the Yemen segment of the documentary-in-progress, Shake the Dust.
Laura graduated from New York University with a degree in Middle Eastern Studies and Politics. She lived between Cairo and Sanaa for nearly five years.
Laura would like to think that she speaks Arabic. She currently is in the United States. On twitter: @kasinof