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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
“We will take revenge for every civilian drop of blood,” President Ghani vowed as Kabul mourns 63 dead.
Afghanistan Vows to Crush Militants After Deadly Wedding Attack by Islamic State
How Islamic State Infiltrated Kabul University
August 12, 2019
How Islamic State Infiltrated Kabul University
Expanding its reach, the Islamic State has aimed recruitment efforts at Afghan universities.
How Islamic State Infiltrated Kabul University
Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan
May 30, 2019
Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan
In recent weeks, high-level Russian security and intelligence officials have made trips to Dushanbe.
Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan
The Peculiar Presence of the Islamic State in Kunar
May 14, 2019
The Peculiar Presence of the Islamic State in Kunar
An opaque offshoot of the self-declared Islamic State in one Afghan province displaced thousands of civilians.
The Peculiar Presence of the Islamic State in Kunar
Afghan Official: Suicide Blast Near Jalalabad Kills 17
March 07, 2019
Afghan Official: Suicide Blast Near Jalalabad Kills 17
U.S. forces assisted Afghan troops in quelling the attack on a construction company in Nangarhar province.
Afghan Official: Suicide Blast Near Jalalabad Kills 17
Islamic State: The Torment of Afghanistan’s Shiites
September 25, 2018
Islamic State: The Torment of Afghanistan’s Shiites
Repeated ISIS attacks are pushing Afghan Shiites “into a dark hole.”
Islamic State: The Torment of Afghanistan’s Shiites
How the US Is Indirectly Arming the Taliban
June 13, 2018
How the US Is Indirectly Arming the Taliban
Much of the Taliban’s armory comes from American equipment given to the Afghan military and police.
How the US Is Indirectly Arming the Taliban
Pay Attention to Russia's South Asia Strategy
June 07, 2018
Pay Attention to Russia's South Asia Strategy
Russia is isolating and undermining the United States in the region.
Pay Attention to Russia's South Asia Strategy
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
The gathering of about 2,000 Muslim scholars and clerics had endorsed a fatwa against the war, calling suicide bombings a sin.
Suicide Bomber Attacks Gathering of Afghan Clerics Which Had Just Denounced Suicide Bombings
Why Russia Exaggerates Islamic State's Presence in Afghanistan
April 10, 2018
Why Russia Exaggerates Islamic State's Presence in Afghanistan
The notion that the United States is facilitating the rise of ISIS in Afghanistan resonates powerfully within Russia.
Why Russia Exaggerates Islamic State's Presence in Afghanistan
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?
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