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Please find below the most recent in-depth analysis pieces from CriticalThreats.org.

Update and Assessment: April 13, 2016
By The Editors , April 13, 2016

The Critical Threats Project releases a weekly update and assessment on the al Qaeda network.

Update and Assessment: April 6, 2016
By The Editors , April 6, 2016

The Critical Threats Project releases a weekly update and assessment on the al Qaeda network.

2016 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: March 30
By Katherine Zimmerman, March 30, 2016

Recent major political developments, such as the al Houthi-Saudi prisoner exchange, increasingly indicate that there is an opening for political negotiations that may result in a nation-wide solution for Yemen. Local developments underscore the limited effect such a solution will have on stabilizing the country as empowered actors seek to secure their own objectives.

Update and Assessment: March 30, 2016
By The Editors , March 30, 2016

The Critical Threats Project releases a weekly update and assessment on the al Qaeda network.

Update and Assessment: March 23, 2016
By The Editors , March 23, 2016

The Critical Threats Project releases a weekly update and assessment on the al Qaeda network.

2016 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: March 22
By Katherine Zimmerman, March 22, 2016

The announcement that there will be a ceasefire in Yemen as a step toward resuming political negotiations generated reactions on the ground as warring parties seek to cement gains in advance of talks.

2016 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: March 16
By James Towey, March 16, 2016

The offensive in Taiz city by forces backing Yemeni President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi against the al Houthi-Saleh forces may cause the al Houthis to recalculate their negotiating positions but is unlikely to collapse the al Houthi-Saleh alliance.

What the Russian 'withdrawal' from Syria really means
By Frederick W. Kagan, FoxNews.com, March 16, 2016

Putin's just-announced “withdrawal” serves political, military operational, diplomatic, and possibly strategic purposes, but its actual significance for operations in Syria is minimal. Its significance for the long-term correlation of forces in the Mediterranean, however, is dire.

Update and Assessment: March 16, 2016
By The Editors , March 16, 2016

The Critical Threats Project releases a weekly update and assessment on the al Qaeda network.

Translation: Transcript of Putin's Meeting with Sergei Lavrov and Sergei Shoigu
By Frederick W. Kagan, March 15, 2016

Vladimir Putin held a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov and Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu to discuss Russia's involvement in Syria. A translation of the transcript follows.