April 27, 2020
The Islamic State Remains Alive in Afghanistan
By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
In early April, Afghan forces captured the latest head of ISKP -- but will it matter?
March 30, 2020
The Islamic State’s Increasing Focus on India
By Saurav Sarkar
Amid religious polarization in India, Islamic State is renewing efforts to expand its presence in the country.
March 25, 2020
Afghan Officials Say 25 Killed in Kabul Attack on Sikhs
By Associated Press
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack.
February 05, 2020
Islamic State’s Lingering Legacy in Afghanistan
By Giuliano Battiston
“The defeat of Daesh is definitive,” says a district governor. But the group’s impact is still being felt on the ground.
November 13, 2019
Death of a Caliph: The Islamic State in Khorasan Province After al-Baghdadi
By Saurav Sarkar
ISKP continues to pose a real threat to Afghanistan, despite al-Baghdadi’s death.
May 14, 2019
The Peculiar Presence of the Islamic State in Kunar
By Franz J. Marty
An opaque offshoot of the self-declared Islamic State in one Afghan province displaced thousands of civilians.
September 25, 2018
Islamic State: The Torment of Afghanistan’s Shiites
By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Repeated ISIS attacks are pushing Afghan Shiites “into a dark hole.”
June 05, 2018
Suicide Bomber Attacks Gathering of Afghan Clerics Which Had Just Denounced Suicide Bombings
By Catherine Putz
The gathering of about 2,000 Muslim scholars and clerics had endorsed a fatwa against the war, calling suicide bombings a sin.
April 03, 2018
The Trump Administration’s New Afghan Problem: The Islamic State
By Sudha Ratan
The Islamic State’s South Asia branch complicates regional efforts to move Afghanistan toward peace.
June 10, 2017
Kabul Process Falters as Taliban Support Rises
By Bismellah Alizada
Complex geopolitical rivalries make it unlikely that the Kabul Process will bring peace to Afghanistan.
February 15, 2017
Is Pakistan Ready to Counter ISIS?
By Hammal Kashani
Pakistan's government has been slow to react to the presence of ISIS.
January 26, 2017
Islamic State’s Khorasan Province, 2 Years on
By Milo Comerford
Today marks the two-year anniversary of ISIS’s new front in Afghanistan. Can the group consider its venture a success?