On May 14, the Yemen Policy Initiative chaired by Danya Greenfield hosted a private briefing for the incoming US ambassador to Yemen, Amb. Matthew Tueller. The group discussed the challenges facing Yemen and the role the United States should play in helping the transition proceed. In particular, group members underscored the need for  increased US engagement in Yemen on non-security issues such as economic development and the political transition in order to combat perceptions that US interests in Yemen revolve solely around counterterrorism.