Pakistan's Local Militants Show Weakness With Islamic State Allegiance
January 16, 2015
Pakistan's Local Militants Show Weakness With Islamic State Allegiance
Pakistan's militant groups are showing weakness by allowing the Islamic State to carry out operations on their turf.
Pakistan's Local Militants Show Weakness With Islamic State Allegiance
Taliban Reject Afghan Cabinet Positions
January 10, 2015
Taliban Reject Afghan Cabinet Positions
The new Afghan government offered cabinet positions to members of the Taliban, but the posts were refused.
Taliban Reject Afghan Cabinet Positions
2014 Deadliest Year for Afghan Civilians
January 06, 2015
2014 Deadliest Year for Afghan Civilians
2014 was the deadliest year for Afghan civilians since 2002.
2014 Deadliest Year for Afghan Civilians
Peshawar School Tragedy: Unconscionable Brutality
December 17, 2014
Peshawar School Tragedy: Unconscionable Brutality
The Pakistani Taliban carried out their most brutal attack against a civilian target in years.
Peshawar School Tragedy: Unconscionable Brutality
Can Kabul Handle its Growing Pains?
December 16, 2014
Can Kabul Handle its Growing Pains?
Plus, Taliban surges attacks, Imran Khan takes his protests to Lahore, and India bans Xiaomi. South Asia links.
Can Kabul Handle its Growing Pains?
Afghan Government Lifts Ban on Night Raids
November 25, 2014
Afghan Government Lifts Ban on Night Raids
Night raids, an important but controversial tool in the fight against insurgents in Afghanistan, are back.
Afghan Government Lifts Ban on Night Raids
Could China Broker Talks Between the Afghan Government and the Taliban?
November 12, 2014
Could China Broker Talks Between the Afghan Government and the Taliban?
China has submitted a proposal to the Afghan government that suggests it could broker reconciliation talks.
Could China Broker Talks Between the Afghan Government and the Taliban?
Afghanistan Hit by Coordinated Multiple Bombings
November 11, 2014
Afghanistan Hit by Coordinated Multiple Bombings
A series of coordinated bombings suggests the Taliban is ramping up its attacks ahead of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Afghanistan Hit by Coordinated Multiple Bombings
Afghanistan’s Complex Peace Calculus
November 10, 2014
Afghanistan’s Complex Peace Calculus
A host of factors – and actors – need to be considered as Afghanistan starts down the road to peace.
Afghanistan’s Complex Peace Calculus
US Marines, UK Forces End Combat Operations in Afghanistan
October 28, 2014
US Marines, UK Forces End Combat Operations in Afghanistan
After a 13 year presence in the country, U.S. Marines and U.K. forces ended their combat operations in Afghanistan.
US Marines, UK Forces End Combat Operations in Afghanistan
Turkmenistan Prepares for Post-2014 Afghanistan
October 16, 2014
Turkmenistan Prepares for Post-2014 Afghanistan
The government appears worried about a growing Taliban presence near its border.
Turkmenistan Prepares for Post-2014 Afghanistan
Pakistan Taliban Pledges Support to the Islamic State
October 07, 2014
Pakistan Taliban Pledges Support to the Islamic State
Despite the Islamic State's rivalry with al-Qaeda, the Pakistan Taliban has announced it supports IS.
Pakistan Taliban Pledges Support to the Islamic State
Interview: Ashraf Ghani
October 02, 2014
Interview: Ashraf Ghani
The Diplomat's interview with the new president of Afghanistan.
Interview: Ashraf Ghani
Will the Islamic State Gain Influence in South Asia?
September 04, 2014
Will the Islamic State Gain Influence in South Asia?
The Islamic State will have a hard time gaining a foothold in South Asia.
Will the Islamic State Gain Influence in South Asia?
In Pakistan, US & India More Popular Than Extremist Groups
August 29, 2014
In Pakistan, US & India More Popular Than Extremist Groups
Pakistanis have a more favorable view of India and the U.S. than of either the Taliban or al-Qaeda.
In Pakistan, US & India More Popular Than Extremist Groups
Bacha Bazi: The Tragedy of Afghanistan’s Dancing Boys
August 23, 2014
Bacha Bazi: The Tragedy of Afghanistan’s Dancing Boys
An old tradition has experienced a disturbing revival in post-Taliban Afghanistan.
Bacha Bazi: The Tragedy of Afghanistan’s Dancing Boys
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