February 01, 2023
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.
October 01, 2022
Terrorists in Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan
By Jonathan Schroden
Afghanistan remains a simmering cauldron of jihadist terrorist groups, various actors seeking to counter them, and conflict and cooperation among the groups themselves.
February 10, 2022
Is the Taliban’s Campaign Against the Islamic State Working?
By Franz J. Marty
The Taliban claim to have defeated the self-declared Islamic State’s Afghan chapter, but exclusive information obtained by The Diplomat indicates that its success is not what it seems.
October 26, 2021
Why Is the Islamic State in Afghanistan’s Propaganda Targeting China?
By Nodirbek Soliev
The Kunduz mosque bombing marked a potential shift in ISK’s stance toward China.
October 12, 2021
Can the Taliban Suppress the Potent Islamic State Threat?
By Samya Kullab
In the past, Islamic State attacks in Afghanistan targeted the government and its Western allies. Now it's the Taliban, without allies, in control of the state.
October 08, 2021
Taliban Official: At Least 100 Casualties in Afghan Blast
By Samya Kullab and Tameem Akhgar
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast at a mosque packed with Shiites in Kunduz but the Islamic State has long targeted the community.
August 30, 2021
Islamic State Emerges From the Shadows as US Withdraws From Afghanistan
By Catherine Putz
ISK, or ISIS-K, is not a new actor in Afghanistan. It has long been one of the most brutal.
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.
August 04, 2020
Islamic State Sees a Bloody Opportunity in the US-Taliban Deal
By Ahmad Shah Katawazai
With the U.S.-Taliban peace agreement, ISKP stands ready to inherit the role of violent spoiler.
August 04, 2020
29 Dead in Islamic State Attack on Afghan Prison
By Associated Press
Afghan forces retook the prison in Jalalabad 24 hours after the initial attack.
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.