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Islamic State-Khorasan’s Transition Into a Transregional Threat
November 11, 2022

Islamic State-Khorasan’s Transition Into a Transregional Threat

By Atal Ahmadzai
Evidence suggests that ISKP’s tentacles have begun spreading across West, Central, and South Asia.

Students Killed in Attack on Education Center in Kabul’s Hazara Neighborhood
October 03, 2022

Students Killed in Attack on Education Center in Kabul’s Hazara Neighborhood

By Catherine Putz
Another tragedy in the largely Hazara Dashti Barchi neighborhood. Another tragedy for Afghanistan’s women. 
The Islamic State vs. Russia in Afghanistan
September 09, 2022

The Islamic State vs. Russia in Afghanistan

By Lucas Webber
The Islamic State movement -- including its Afghanistan iteration -- is vehemently anti-Russia in orientation, criticizing its foreign and domestic policies.

Islamic State Khorasan’s Expanded Vision in South and Central Asia
August 26, 2022

Islamic State Khorasan’s Expanded Vision in South and Central Asia

By Lucas Webber and Riccardo Valle
The expansion of ISKP propaganda outreach, recruitment, and fundraising efforts may have significant security implications for countries in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region and possibly beyond. 

Can the Taliban Actually Prevent Attacks Launched From Afghan Soil?
July 07, 2022

Can the Taliban Actually Prevent Attacks Launched From Afghan Soil?

By Catherine Putz
The Taliban promised, again, that Afghan soil would not be used to threaten the security of neighboring countries a day after five rockets landed in an Uzbek border town.

Remember Afghanistan’s Hazaras
May 06, 2022

Remember Afghanistan’s Hazaras

By Knox Thames
Can anything be done to help the Hazaras in Afghanistan? 

Islamic State in Afghanistan Looks to Recruit Regional Tajiks, Inflict Violence Against Tajikistan
April 29, 2022

Islamic State in Afghanistan Looks to Recruit Regional Tajiks, Inflict Violence Against Tajikistan

By Lucas Webber and Riccardo Valle
ISKP’s expanded media campaign seeks to recruit ethnic Tajik and nationals as well as incite militant violence against Tajikistan.
Afghan IS Group Claims Series of Bombings Targeting Shiites
April 23, 2022

Afghan IS Group Claims Series of Bombings Targeting Shiites

By Kathy Gannon
Since sweeping to power last August, the Taliban have been battling the upstart Islamic State affiliate known as Islamic State in Khorasan Province or IS-K.

How the Rise of Islamic State Khorasan in Afghanistan Feeds Uyghur Militancy
February 17, 2022

How the Rise of Islamic State Khorasan in Afghanistan Feeds Uyghur Militancy

By Barbara Kelemen
As the Taliban courts China with nascent regulations on Uyghur militants, ISK is trying to capitalize by boosting recruitment of Uyghurs.

Is the Taliban’s Campaign Against the Islamic State Working?
February 10, 2022

Is the Taliban’s Campaign Against the Islamic State Working?

By Franz J. Marty
The Taliban claim to have defeated the self-declared Islamic State’s Afghan chapter, but exclusive information obtained by The Diplomat indicates that its success is not what it seems.

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.

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