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The Fall of Ramadi was Avoidable

The seizure of Ramadi on Sunday leaves President Obama’s strategy against the Islamic State in ruins not only in Iraq but also throughout the Muslim world.This is what happens when a policy of half-measures, restrictions and posturing meets a skillful and determined enemy on the battlefield.

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report

The Critical Threats Project has been tracking developments closely in Yemen as they unfold. Regular analysis of the crisis will be posted here.

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Daily News Brief

Iran News Round Up

  • Saeed Jalili said that the Islamic Revolution has served as “a model” for “people’s resistance in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen.”

Gulf of Aden Security Review

  • Yemen: Al Houthi militants fired rockets at Saudi military sites along the Saudi-Yemeni border; Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government in exile releases statement on UN-sponsored dialogue in Geneva. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab announces death of senior member; unknown gunmen kill Puntland official in Bari region.