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The Growing Cyberthreat from Iran: The Initial Report of Project Pistachio Harvest

Iran is emerging as a significant cyberthreat to the US and its allies. The size and sophistication of the nation’s hacking capabilities have grown markedly over the last few years, and Iran has already penetrated well-defended networks in the West and seized and destroyed sensitive data.

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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Iran News Round Up

  • The Supreme Leader urges commanders to maintain military readiness to defend against hostile acts on Iran, while IRGC Deputy Commander Hossein Salami reiterates that Iran’s defense capabilities are non-negotiable and that it will not grant international inspectors access to its military sites.

Gulf of Aden Security Review

  • Yemen: Unconfirmed U.S. airstrikes kills three AQAP fighters in Shabwah; suspected Ansar al Sharia militants detonate SVBIED in Abyan; Saudi-airstrike reportedly kills dozens of citizens in the capital, Sana’a; al Houthi mortar attack kills Saudi border guard in Najran. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab conducts IED attack in Nugaal region; al Shabaab kills lawmaker in Mogadishu; al Shabaab releases eulogy video for AQAP leader; al Shabaab releases video on July 2014 attack in Kenya.