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The Trump Administration’s New Afghan Problem: The Islamic State
April 03, 2018
The Trump Administration’s New Afghan Problem: The Islamic State
The Islamic State’s South Asia branch complicates regional efforts to move Afghanistan toward peace.
The Trump Administration’s New Afghan Problem: The Islamic State
Islamic State Claims Attack on Save the Children Office in Jalalabad
January 25, 2018
Islamic State Claims Attack on Save the Children Office in Jalalabad
As of writing, official sources indicate that at least three people have been killed and 20 injured.
Islamic State Claims Attack on Save the Children Office in Jalalabad
Why Would China Help Build an Afghan Military Base in Badakhshan?
January 05, 2018
Why Would China Help Build an Afghan Military Base in Badakhshan?
According to regional reports, China is set to build an Afghan military outpost in Badakhshan.
Why Would China Help Build an Afghan Military Base in Badakhshan?
Sectarian War Is Looming Over Afghanistan
August 09, 2017
Sectarian War Is Looming Over Afghanistan
The Taliban and Islamic State join forces to target Shiites in Afghanistan.
Sectarian War Is Looming Over Afghanistan
Winning the Elusive Peace Against Terrorism in Afghanistan
June 12, 2017
Winning the Elusive Peace Against Terrorism in Afghanistan
Bringing peace to Afghanistan will require renewed commitment from partners and neighbors.
Winning the Elusive Peace Against Terrorism in Afghanistan
What’s Behind the Taliban’s Major Gains in Northern Afghanistan?
May 18, 2017
What’s Behind the Taliban’s Major Gains in Northern Afghanistan?
Why have the Taliban been able to make inroads in northern Afghanistan?
What’s Behind the Taliban’s Major Gains in Northern Afghanistan?
Will Pakistan Benefit From the US 'Mother of All Bombs' Strike in Afghanistan?
April 18, 2017
Will Pakistan Benefit From the US 'Mother of All Bombs' Strike in Afghanistan?
Could the strike on eastern Afghanistan help Pakistan with its cross-border militancy problem?
Will Pakistan Benefit From the US 'Mother of All Bombs' Strike in Afghanistan?
When Islamic State and the Taliban Compete, Afghanistan Loses
March 18, 2017
When Islamic State and the Taliban Compete, Afghanistan Loses
Analysts continue to misjudge the potential threat posed by the Islamic State’s contingent in Afghanistan. They shouldn’t.
When Islamic State and the Taliban Compete, Afghanistan Loses
Islamic State’s Khorasan Province, 2 Years on
January 26, 2017
Islamic State’s Khorasan Province, 2 Years on
Today marks the two-year anniversary of ISIS’s new front in Afghanistan. Can the group consider its venture a success?
Islamic State’s Khorasan Province, 2 Years on
How the Islamic State Could Be Reborn in Afghanistan
December 30, 2016
How the Islamic State Could Be Reborn in Afghanistan
Although the ISKP is at a disadvantage, several factors could help it rise again in 2017.
How the Islamic State Could Be Reborn in Afghanistan
Despite Rising Violence, Some Promising Trends in Afghanistan
December 09, 2016
Despite Rising Violence, Some Promising Trends in Afghanistan
A recent survey shows that, while many problems persist in Afghanistan, there are some positive developments.
Despite Rising Violence, Some Promising Trends in Afghanistan
Suicide Blast at Shia Mosque in Kabul Kills Over 30
November 21, 2016
Suicide Blast at Shia Mosque in Kabul Kills Over 30
The target and timing suggests the Islamic State's local affiliate is responsible, aiming to stoke sectarianism.
Suicide Blast at Shia Mosque in Kabul Kills Over 30
Pakistan’s Jihad Paradox in Balochistan
November 14, 2016
Pakistan’s Jihad Paradox in Balochistan
The streak of attacks in Balochistan underlines Pakistan’s problem with the sectarian groups it used to support.
Pakistan’s Jihad Paradox in Balochistan
Afghanistan's Tribal Areas Are Still the Key to the War on Terror
November 01, 2016
Afghanistan's Tribal Areas Are Still the Key to the War on Terror
A recent suicide attack on a tribal jirga underscores the region's importance to global terrorism.
Afghanistan's Tribal Areas Are Still the Key to the War on Terror
2016 Fighting Season Highlights Vulnerabilities for Afghan Forces
August 31, 2016
2016 Fighting Season Highlights Vulnerabilities for Afghan Forces
Why the fortress fiefdom effect is reducing the combat capabilities of Afghan forces.
2016 Fighting Season Highlights Vulnerabilities for Afghan Forces
Afghan Commandos: Afghanistan’s First, Last, and Best Line of Defense
August 23, 2016
Afghan Commandos: Afghanistan’s First, Last, and Best Line of Defense
Commandos are the country's best hope for staving off advances from the Taliban and ISIS.
Afghan Commandos: Afghanistan’s First, Last, and Best Line of Defense
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