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

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: March 20
By Alexis Knutsen, March 20, 2015

The Islamic State in Iraq and al Sham bombed two Zaydi mosques frequented by al Houthis in the capital, Sana’a, killing over 77 people. The attack was likely designed to inflame sectarian tensions in Yemen.

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: March 18
By Alexis Knutsen, March 18, 2015

Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, still recognized by the U.S. and others as Yemen’s president, is building a loyal military force in Aden and continues to contest the al Houthi claim over Yemen’s central government.

Update and Assessment: March 17, 2015
By The Editors , March 17, 2015

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

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: March 13
By , Alexis Knutsen, March 13, 2015

The al Houthis, who have de facto control of parts of northern Yemen and the Sana’a-based central government, publicly strengthened their economic ties with Iran and continue to demonstrate their opposition to Gulf interference in Yemen. The al Houthis and former President Ali Abdullah Saleh may be cooperating in order to isolate Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi and his rival government in Aden.

Update and Assessment: March 10, 2015
By The Editors , March 10, 2015

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

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: March 10
By Alexis Knutsen, March 10, 2015

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) briefly seized territory in south Yemen and is continuing its campaign against the al Houthis. AQAP appears to be developing partnerships with local tribal forces by supporting their efforts to resist the al Houthis.

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: March 5
By Alexis Knutsen, March 5, 2015

Yemen’s fragmentation continues as President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi works to solidify his tenuous grip on power in Aden. The al Houthis, who have established de facto control of sections of northern Yemen, are confronting opposition from tribes and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) militants in southern al Bayda.

Update and Assessment: March 3, 2015
By The Editors , March 3, 2015

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

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: March 2
By Alexis Knutsen, March 2, 2015

The fragmentation of Yemen is well under way with two separate governments claiming legitimacy. President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi continues to proclaim his right to lead Yemen and is establishing a government in Aden while the al Houthis attempt to govern from Sana’a.

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: February 25
By Alexis Knutsen, February 25, 2015

Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who resigned as Yemen’s president on January 22, rescinded his resignation and appears to be establishing an alternative government in Aden. The al Houthis continue to control Yemen’s central government in Sana’a and the majority of the northern governorates.