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Daily data on security, political, and economic trends in Critical Threats' focus areas.

  1. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - July 31, 2015

    Yemen: Saudi Arabia-led coalition aims to install Hadi government in Aden; southern popular resistance forces make gains north of Aden. Horn of Africa: High-Level Partnership Forum calls for collaboration in fight against al Shabaab.

  2. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - July 30, 2015

    Abbas Araghchi stated that the “resistance economy” doctrine does not take an “isolationist” approach, but instead supports selective economic interaction “with [other] countries without depending upon them.”

  3. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - July 30, 2015

    Yemen: U.S. airstrike kills four AQAP militants; southern popular resistance forces enter al Hawta city. Horn of Africa: Foreign nationals evacuated from Mogadishu hotels.

  4. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - July 29, 2015

    Ali Akbar Velayati stated that Iran considers the sections on Iran’s weapons capabilities in UNSC Resolution 2231 “unacceptable.”

  5. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - July 29, 2015

    Yemen: President Hadi integrates southern popular resistance with Yemeni Army; VBIED targets mosque in Sana’a. Horn of Africa: UN Security Council renews AMISOM’s authorization; Somali officials announce that elections will not be held in 2016.

  6. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - July 28, 2015

    Planning and Strategic Supervision Deputy to the President Mohammad Bagher Nobakht asserted that” it was not intended” for Parliament to vote on the nuclear agreement “as a bill.”

  7. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - July 28, 2015

    Yemen: Saudi coalition forces provide advanced weaponry to popular resistance in Abyan; Human Rights Watch accuses Saudi Arabia of committing war crimes. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab executes a man in Middle Jubba region; U.S. President Barack Obama states U.S. will not sent troops to Somalia.

  8. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - July 27, 2015

    Yemen: Al Houthi movement breaks humanitarian ceasefire; Operation Golden Arrow forces clash with al Houthi forces at al Anad Airbase; southern popular resistance forces capture Abdul Khaliq al Houthi. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab detonates SVBIED at Mogadishu hotel; al Shabaab spokesman warns of future attacks; al Shabaab militants assassinate Somali government official and MP.

  9. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - July 27, 2015

    President Hassan Rouhani lauded Iran’s regional influence and proclaimed that the Islamic Republic will “cleanse” the Middle East of terrorism through a unified Shi’a-Sunni effort. Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Head Ali Akbar Salehi stated that “there is no secrecy” in the IAEA agreement, but admitted that the manner of the investigations “will be classified.” Senior nuclear negotiator Abbas Araghchi, meanwhile, reasserted Iran’s right to test ballistic missiles.

  10. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - July 24 2015

    The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Head (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi denied reports of two secret deals between Iran and the IAEA involving inspections of the Parchin military site.