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Can Russia End the War in Afghanistan?
September 01, 2018
Can Russia End the War in Afghanistan?
Russia has been seeking to establish a leading role in the stabilization of Afghanistan.
Can Russia End the War in Afghanistan?
The Regional Fallout From Trump's Afghanistan Approach
April 11, 2018
The Regional Fallout From Trump's Afghanistan Approach
President Trump’s unpredictable foreign policy means tough times for Afghanistan.
The Regional Fallout From Trump's Afghanistan Approach
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
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
The Pakistan Army continues to deny that ISIS is active in Pakistan, despite the mounting evidence.
Quetta Attack a Gory Reminder of Islamic State's Presence in Balochistan
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
South Asia’s 4 Competing Jihads
November 10, 2017
South Asia’s 4 Competing Jihads
Islamic State, al-Qaeda, and the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban have differing visions for the region.
South Asia’s 4 Competing Jihads
ISIS Might Have One Last Escape Route: Pakistan
November 07, 2017
ISIS Might Have One Last Escape Route: Pakistan
As ISIS' stronghold falls in the Middle East, Pakistan may provide the most fertile ground for Islamic State.
ISIS Might Have One Last Escape Route: Pakistan
No Exit From Afghanistan: Major Takeaways From Trump's Big Speech on America's Longest War
August 22, 2017
No Exit From Afghanistan: Major Takeaways From Trump's Big Speech on America's Longest War
Counterterrorism is in and nation-building is out, but the United States still has no way out of Afghanistan.
No Exit From Afghanistan: Major Takeaways From Trump's Big Speech on America's Longest War
Al-Qaeda's South Asia Branch Makes a Bid for Global Jihad Leadership
July 29, 2017
Al-Qaeda's South Asia Branch Makes a Bid for Global Jihad Leadership
The new Code of Conduct from AQIS is an attempt to wrest back leadership from Islamic State.
Al-Qaeda's South Asia Branch Makes a Bid for Global Jihad Leadership
India and the Fight Against Islamic State
June 14, 2017
India and the Fight Against Islamic State
As India confronts the threat within its borders, could it find common ground with the Trump administration?
India and the Fight Against Islamic State
Kabul Process Falters as Taliban Support Rises
June 10, 2017
Kabul Process Falters as Taliban Support Rises
Complex geopolitical rivalries make it unlikely that the Kabul Process will bring peace to Afghanistan.
Kabul Process Falters as Taliban Support Rises
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
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the 'Good Taliban'
March 10, 2017
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the 'Good Taliban'
Pakistan believes Afghanistan is harboring terrorists that conduct cross-border attacks; Kabul says the same.
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the 'Good Taliban'
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
Does Islamic State Have a Future in the AfPak Region?
December 20, 2016
Does Islamic State Have a Future in the AfPak Region?
The Islamic State's South Asia branch looks doomed to fail.
Does Islamic State Have a Future in the AfPak Region?
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
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