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Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent: Almost Forgotten

Its been one year since the establishment of al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS). Al Qaeda’s newest affiliate is still emerging, but may not develop into the regional force waging jihad that Zawahiri envisioned.

Exploring ISIS in Yemen

The Islamic State in Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) is attempting to expand its footprint in Yemen. ISIS began claiming regular attacks in Yemen as of March 2015 and now operates in at least eight Yemeni governorates. A Timestream case study reveals insights into ISIS's reach inside of Yemen.

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Iran News Round Up

  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned that “there will be no deal” if sanctions are not lifted. Khamenei also called for a parliamentary review of the nuclear deal.

Gulf of Aden Security Review

  • Yemen: UN envoy conveys al Houthi response to Yemen peace plan; rocket attack kills 22 UAE soldiers in Ma’rib; VBIED targets al Houthis in al Bayda. Horn of Africa: Analysts assess al Shabaab may attempt large-scale attacks to demonstrate its fighting capabilities.