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

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: May 13
By Daniel O'Keefe, May 13, 2015

A tenuous May 12 ceasefire in Yemen holds, though limited clashes between the al Houthis and local Yemeni militias supported by Saudi-led airstrikes have continued. Separately, an Iranian cargo ship heading to Yemen refused to submit to inspections, increasing tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia and the U.S.

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: May 8
By Alexis Knutsen, May 8, 2015

Weapons sent to Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition may have been transferred to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), according to local Yemeni reporting. The conflict in Yemen appears to be escalating despite U.S. efforts and despite Saudi hints at a ceasefire.

Desknote: The Growing Threat of ISIS in Yemen
By Joshua Koontz, May 6, 2015

Groups claiming loyalty to the Islamic State in Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) are emerging throughout Yemen. It is unknown whether these pro-ISIS groups have ties to ISIS in Iraq and whether they operate together or independently. The groups call themselves wilayats (provinces) following standard ISIS practice. There are seven known wilayats operating in ten Yemeni provinces: Sa’ada, Sana’a, al Jawf, al Bayda, Taiz, Ibb, Lahij, Aden, Shabwah, and Hadramawt.

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: May 6
By Daniel O'Keefe, May 6, 2015

The al Houthis fired mortar shells at civilian targets inside Saudi Arabia, the first time in the current conflict the al Houthis have appeared to target civilians. The attack is a significant escalation in violence in the current conflict and may result in a strong military response from Saudi Arabia. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) continues to take advantage of Yemen’s security vacuum and has begun recruiting fighters in Hadramawt.

Update and Assessment: May 5, 2015
By The Editors , May 5, 2015

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

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: May 1
By Alexis Knutsen, May 1, 2015

Yemen’s ongoing crisis with the al Houthis is allowing pro-Islamic State in Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) cells to emerge throughout the country. A pro-ISIS group in Yemen attacked Yemeni security forces in Hadramawt, eastern Yemen, where al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is known to have a strong presence. Pro-ISIS groups in Yemen have so far carried out attacks in territory with strong al Houthi influence and have not before attacked in Hadramawt.

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: April 29
By Alexis Knutsen, April 29, 2015

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) continues to benefit from Yemen’s crisis and remains in control of territory in southern Hadramawt. Some local populations, however, are protesting AQAP’s presence in the region. Nevertheless, AQAP is able to use the al Houthis’ military expansion in central Yemen as a means to cooperate with local tribes and maintain its operational reach.

Update and Assessment: April 28, 2015
By The Editors , April 28, 2015

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

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: April 23
By Daniel O'Keefe, April 23, 2015

The al Houthis have portrayed the end of the Saudi-led Operation Decisive Storm as a victory and continue to fight for control of territory in eastern and central Yemen. The Saudi-led coalition is continuing its air campaign under the new campaign, Operation Restoring Hope. There does not yet appear to be sufficient momentum to bring the al Houthis to the negotiating table in order to reach a political solution in Yemen.

2015 Saudi-led Intervention in Yemen: Order of Battle
By Charles Caris, April 23, 2015

This Order of Battle (ORBAT) describes the structure and placement of the Saudi-led coalition forces involved in Operations Decisive Storm and Restoring Hope in Yemen.