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Could the Islamic State – Khorasan Province Be the Next Chapter of Global Terrorism?
September 24, 2020

Could the Islamic State – Khorasan Province Be the Next Chapter of Global Terrorism?

By Arian Sharifi
Peace between the Afghan government and the Taliban is not a silver bullet for peace in the region. ISKP poses a significant threat.

The Taliban Say They Have No Foreign Fighters. Is That True?
August 10, 2020

The Taliban Say They Have No Foreign Fighters. Is That True?

By Franz J. Marty
The Taliban denial of the presence of foreign fighters in Afghanistan raises questions about the implementation of the U.S.-Taliban deal.
Al-Qaeda and Islamic State Take Aim at China
March 08, 2017

Al-Qaeda and Islamic State Take Aim at China

By Uran Botobekov
Why have both groups turned their attention to Beijing?

Is al-Qaeda Back in Afghanistan?
April 15, 2016

Is al-Qaeda Back in Afghanistan?

By Catherine Putz
They never left.

Do Drone Strikes on al-Qaida Make Us Safer?
July 20, 2012

Do Drone Strikes on al-Qaida Make Us Safer?

Moral or immoral, do drone strikes work? Sean M. Lynn-Jones weighs the evidence.

Last Shot in Afghanistan
February 19, 2010

Last Shot in Afghanistan

The Diplomat speaks with Fabrice Pothier, director of Carnegie Europe, about the security situation in Afghanistan, talking with the Taliban and the prospects for stability once US-led forces withdraw.

Talking with the Taliban
February 15, 2010

Talking with the Taliban

As US-led forces engage in a major offensive in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, commentators in Pakistan are still taking stock of the London conference and what it could mean for the role their country plays in their neighbour’s stability. Mustafa Qadri reports that many believe the road to such stability and security will inevitably run through Pakistan–and to the Taliban.

The ‘Good’ Taliban Myth
February 05, 2010

The ‘Good’ Taliban Myth

If the London Conference on Afghanistan held last week demonstrated anything, it is that it’s only a matter of time until India loses whatever strategic leverage it previously enjoyed compared with Pakistan in the country.

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