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Fratricidal Jihad: Assessing the Central Asian ISKP Attacks on Turkey

Fratricidal Jihad: Assessing the Central Asian ISKP Attacks on Turkey

By Uran Botobekov
Due to linguistic, religious, and cultural commonalities, members of the Islamic State and al-Qaida from Central Asia can often bypass security filters in the wider Turkic world.

Unveiling the Motivations: Tajik ISKP’s Calculated Strikes on Iran

Unveiling the Motivations: Tajik ISKP’s Calculated Strikes on Iran

By Uran Botobekov
The Gaza war has opened an unprecedented chapter in the bitter Shia-Sunni sectarian struggle. 
The Plight of Hazaras Under the Taliban Government

The Plight of Hazaras Under the Taliban Government

By Gul Hassan Mohammadi
Under the Taliban, the Hazara community in Afghanistan is subjected to extreme violence and systematic dehumanization.

How Are Central Asian Jihadi Groups Exploiting the Israel-Hamas War?

How Are Central Asian Jihadi Groups Exploiting the Israel-Hamas War?

By Uran Botobekov
Central Asian Islamists lack the capability to translate rhetoric into operational attacks, but they are capitalizing on the resumption of conflict in the Middle East to enhance recruitment and financing efforts.

Uzbekistan May Be America’s Key to Combating the Islamic State

Uzbekistan May Be America’s Key to Combating the Islamic State

By Adam Rousselle
Tashkent offers Washington a window through which to engage with the Taliban indirectly in their ongoing fight against the rising influence of the ISKP in the region.

IS Claims Responsibility for Bombing at an Election Rally in Pakistan

IS Claims Responsibility for Bombing at an Election Rally in Pakistan

By Anwarullah Khan and Riaz Khan
The attack targeted a Pakistani party that has close ties with the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban.

The Prospect of US-Taliban Counterterrorism Cooperation: Is the Embrace Worth It?

The Prospect of US-Taliban Counterterrorism Cooperation: Is the Embrace Worth It?

By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
Suggested convergence on counterterrorism cooperation between the United States and the Taliban may be a double-edged sword. 
Islamic State Khorasan Province Is a Growing Threat in Afghanistan and Beyond

Islamic State Khorasan Province Is a Growing Threat in Afghanistan and Beyond

By Colin P. Clarke
Within Afghanistan’s borders, a witch's brew of terrorist and insurgent groups is metastasizing, and the situation is beginning to feel eerily similar to the pre-9/11 era.

In Afghanistan, Taliban Face a Growing Threat in ISKP

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.

Is Iran Distancing Itself From the Taliban Government?

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?

Islamic State Khorasan: Global Jihad in a Multipolar World

Islamic State Khorasan: Global Jihad in a Multipolar World

By Lucas Webber
The Islamic State sees great opportunity in the churn of great power competition, with ISKP at the forefront of its vision of international jihad.
ISKP Flexes Its Propaganda Muscles on Social Media

ISKP Flexes Its Propaganda Muscles on Social Media

By Abdul Basit
Military means alone are not enough to fight the group; to debunk its powerful propaganda claims, robust counternarratives are needed especially on social media.

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