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

Update and Assessment: August 10, 2016
By The Editors , August 10, 2016

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

2016 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: August 4
By Nicholas Jonsson, August 4, 2016

The al Houthi-Saleh alliance increased attacks on southern Saudi Arabia in what may be an effort to induce Saudi Arabia to negotiate a ceasefire outside of the UN framework.

U.S. Counter-ISIS Air Campaign Expands to Sirte
By Emily Estelle, Sarah Lossing, August 4, 2016

American military support for the Government of National Accord in Libya, in the absence of a political resolution in the country, risks worsening Libya’s civil war and benefitting ISIS and al Qaeda in the long term.

Update and Assessment: August 3, 2016
By The Editors , August 3, 2016

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

Avoiding al Qaeda's Syria Trap: Jabhat al Nusra's Rebranding

The leader of al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, Jabhat al Nusra, announced the end of his group’s operations and the creation of a new entity named Jabhat Fatah al Sham.

Update and Assessment: July 27, 2016
By The Editors , July 27, 2016

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

Update and Assessment: July 20, 2016
By The Editors , July 20, 2016

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

Yemen Warning: Sana'a Offensive
By Nicholas Jonsson, Bailey Palmer, July 15, 2016

Yemeni military forces loyal to President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi will likely launch an offensive to seize control of the al Houthi-Saleh—controlled capital, Sana’a, in the coming weeks.

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

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

What's in a Name? Putin's Ominous Vision for Russia
By Frederick W. Kagan, FoxNews.com, July 13, 2016

Vladimir Putin famously called the collapse of the Soviet Union the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th Century. The good news is that he isn’t rebuilding the Soviet Union.