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IS-K Can’t Scuttle the Afghan Peace Process
September 04, 2019

IS-K Can’t Scuttle the Afghan Peace Process

By Daud Khattak
There are many possible bumps on the road to peace in Afghanistan, but IS-K isn’t a top concern.

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.

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.

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.”

Can Russia End the War in Afghanistan?
September 01, 2018

Can Russia End the War in Afghanistan?

By Samuel Ramani
Russia has been seeking to establish a leading role in the stabilization of Afghanistan.

The Regional Fallout From Trump's Afghanistan Approach
April 11, 2018

The Regional Fallout From Trump's Afghanistan Approach

By Sudha Ratan
President Trump’s unpredictable foreign policy means tough times for Afghanistan.
Why Russia Exaggerates Islamic State's Presence in Afghanistan
April 10, 2018

Why Russia Exaggerates Islamic State's Presence in Afghanistan

By Samuel Ramani
The notion that the United States is facilitating the rise of ISIS in Afghanistan resonates powerfully within Russia.

Quetta Attack a Gory Reminder of Islamic State's Presence in Balochistan
April 05, 2018

Quetta Attack a Gory Reminder of Islamic State's Presence in Balochistan

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The Pakistan Army continues to deny that ISIS is active in Pakistan, despite the mounting evidence.

The Trump Administration’s New Afghan Problem: The Islamic State
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.

South Asia’s 4 Competing Jihads
November 10, 2017

South Asia’s 4 Competing Jihads

By Muhammad Nawaz Khan
Islamic State, al-Qaeda, and the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban have differing visions for the region.
ISIS Might Have One Last Escape Route: Pakistan
November 07, 2017

ISIS Might Have One Last Escape Route: Pakistan

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
As ISIS' stronghold falls in the Middle East, Pakistan may provide the most fertile ground for Islamic State.

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