March 21, 2023
In Afghanistan, Taliban Face a Growing Threat in ISKP
By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
The Taliban are neither demonstrably capable of weakening ISKP, nor are they willing to accept any capacity enhancing external cooperation in this regard.
March 08, 2023
Is Iran Distancing Itself From the Taliban Government?
By Hamza Boltaev
Iran is arguably disappointed with the Taliban, but will Tehran take a step back from the relationship?
February 08, 2023
In Afghanistan, Women Give Up Freedom to Stay Alive
By Samina Ansari and Elliott Memmi
Far from seeing their rights as bargaining chips for aid, Afghan women live in a reality where the mounting restrictions also affect their ability to survive.
February 01, 2023
Pakistan Scrambles for New Approach Against TTP After Peshawar Attack
By Umair Jamal
Islamabad will need to focus on the TTP and the terrorism problem rather than be diverted by provincial elections at this point.
January 26, 2023
Where Does South Asia Fit Now in US Security and Defense Strategies?
By Monish Tourangbam and Vasu Sharma
A changing geopolitical landscape requires the U.S. to re-evaluate its South Asia policy and how it positions the region within its larger strategic calculus.
January 23, 2023
The Resurgence of Terrorism in Pakistan
By Abdul Basit
Without revisiting its myopic Afghan policy, a new counterterrorism campaign alone will not fix Pakistan's mounting challenges with terrorism.
January 05, 2023
Afghanistan, Pakistan Argue Over Cross-border Terrorism Accusations
By Catherine Putz
The TTP has called for attacks on Pakistani leaders while the Taliban in Kabul push back against Pakistani accusations of Afghanistan harboring terrorists.
December 28, 2022
Taliban Erasing Women From Society in Afghanistan
By Baktash Siawash
As Afghan women are being erased from society in Taliban-run Afghanistan, all Afghans will suffer.
December 21, 2022
Taliban Bar Women From University Education in Afghanistan
By Associated Press
The decision will hurt the regime’s efforts to win recognition from foreign governments and international donors.
December 08, 2022
Islamic State Khorasan Brings War With Pakistan to Afghan Soil
By Lucas Webber
In striking a Pakistani target in Taliban territory, ISKP is harming its two primary battlefield enemies at once.
December 01, 2022
Pakistan Demands Taliban Prevent Attacks After Suicide Bomb
By Munir Ahmed
The latest claim by the Pakistani Taliban underlined the threat of Afghanistan turning into a haven for militants, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan said.
October 18, 2022
What’s the Endgame for Afghanistan and Pakistan?
By Sadiq Amini
The Taliban’s nationalist faction, if triumphant over the Pakistan-backed extremists, could help bring peace to the region.
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