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Islamic State’s Lingering Legacy in Afghanistan 
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.

Death of a Caliph: The Islamic State in Khorasan Province After al-Baghdadi
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.
Afghanistan's Terror Threat Is Much Bigger Than the Taliban
August 22, 2019

Afghanistan's Terror Threat Is Much Bigger Than the Taliban

By Saurav Sarkar
Even if peace is reached with the Taliban, terrorism will remain a serious problem in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Vows to Crush Militants After Deadly Wedding Attack by Islamic State
August 20, 2019

Afghanistan Vows to Crush Militants After Deadly Wedding Attack by Islamic State

By Rahim Faiez
“We will take revenge for every civilian drop of blood,” President Ghani vowed as Kabul mourns 63 dead.

How Islamic State Infiltrated Kabul University
August 12, 2019

How Islamic State Infiltrated Kabul University

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Expanding its reach, the Islamic State has aimed recruitment efforts at Afghan universities.

Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan
May 30, 2019

Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
In recent weeks, high-level Russian security and intelligence officials have made trips to Dushanbe.

The Peculiar Presence of the Islamic State in Kunar
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.
Afghan Official: Suicide Blast Near Jalalabad Kills 17
March 07, 2019

Afghan Official: Suicide Blast Near Jalalabad Kills 17

By Rahim Faiez
U.S. forces assisted Afghan troops in quelling the attack on a construction company in Nangarhar province.

Islamic State: The Torment of Afghanistan’s Shiites
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.”

How the US Is Indirectly Arming the Taliban
June 13, 2018

How the US Is Indirectly Arming the Taliban

By Austin Bodetti
Much of the Taliban’s armory comes from American equipment given to the Afghan military and police.

Pay Attention to Russia's South Asia Strategy
June 07, 2018

Pay Attention to Russia's South Asia Strategy

By Uzair Younus
Russia is isolating and undermining the United States in the region.
Suicide Bomber Attacks Gathering of Afghan Clerics Which Had Just Denounced Suicide Bombings
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.

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