September 11, 2020
Warring Sides: Is There an End to Violence in South Asia?
By Niha Dagia and Niha Dagia
What does the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s reunification mean for Afghanistan and Pakistan?
August 18, 2020
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan Reunifies with Uncertain Consequences
By Umair Jamal
Two major splinter groups recently reunited with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan. What that means for regional security remains unclear.
October 08, 2019
The Return of the Pakistani Taliban
By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
After fading in the wake of 2014’s Operation Zarb-e-Azb, the TTP is poised for a resurgence.
June 19, 2018
Who Will Be the Next Leader of the Pakistani Taliban?
By Daud Khattak
With Mullah Fazlullah's death in a drone strike, the TTP will need to pick a new chief.
April 09, 2018
Afghan-Pakistani Cross-Border Terrorism Cuts Both Ways
By Franz J. Marty
Exploring on-the-ground reports of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan presence in Afghanistan.
June 27, 2016
Pakistan’s Counterterrorism Operation: Myth vs. Reality
By Abdul Basit
What Pakistan isn't telling the public about operation Zarb-e-Azb.
July 01, 2015
Afghanistan-Pakistan: A False Spring?
By Shannon Tiezzi
The Diplomat talks to Michael Kugelman, senior program associate for South Asia at the Woodrow Wilson Center, to find out.
November 07, 2014
Bandwagoning Terrorists: Loyalty Isn’t What it Used to Be
By Liana Eustacia Reyes and Elizabeth Bennett
The popularity of ISIS shows the fickle nature of jihadist loyalty.
June 22, 2014
Seeing in Iraq the Future of Afghanistan
By Arwin Rahi & Valerie M. Hudson
Washington and Kabul must act to ensure Afghanistan avoids the fate of Iraq.
November 07, 2013
Commander Behind Malala Attack: The Next Pakistani Taliban Leader?
Maulana Fazlullah could succeed Hakimullah Mehsud as the terrorist group’s head.