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Afghan Taliban Turn Blind Eye to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan
January 06, 2022

Afghan Taliban Turn Blind Eye to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan

By Kathy Gannon
The Afghan Taliban have shown no signs of expelling TTP leaders or preventing them from carrying out attacks in Pakistan, even as Pakistan pushes a reluctant world to engage with Afghanistan's new rulers.

Why Is the Islamic State in Afghanistan’s Propaganda Targeting China?
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.
Can the Taliban Suppress the Potent Islamic State Threat?
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.

Taliban Official: At Least 100 Casualties in Afghan Blast
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.

Islamic State Emerges From the Shadows as US Withdraws From Afghanistan
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. 

Kabul Airport Targeted by Suicide Blasts Amid Frantic Evacuation Efforts
August 27, 2021

Kabul Airport Targeted by Suicide Blasts Amid Frantic Evacuation Efforts

By Catherine Putz
Given the densely packed crowds outside the airport, casualties numbers are likely to rise as the situation develops further.

Could the Islamic State – Khorasan Province Be the Next Chapter of Global Terrorism?
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.
What’s Left of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan?
September 01, 2020

What’s Left of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan?

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
While the IMU itself might no longer be an important player in the complex landscape of international jihad, it may yet be too soon to portend its total demise.

Islamic State’s India Dilemma
August 26, 2020

Islamic State’s India Dilemma

By Abdul Basit and Mohammed Sinan Siyech
What does the Nangarhar jailbreak tell us about the terror group’s recruitment in India?

Islamic State Sees a Bloody Opportunity in the US-Taliban Deal
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.

29 Dead in Islamic State Attack on Afghan Prison
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.
The Islamic State Remains Alive in Afghanistan
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?

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