October 01, 2022
Terrorists in Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan
By Jonathan Schroden
Afghanistan remains a simmering cauldron of jihadist terrorist groups, various actors seeking to counter them, and conflict and cooperation among the groups themselves.
September 22, 2022
Pakistan’s Scramble for a Peaceful and Stable Afghanistan
By Mohammad Ali Zafar
The country's initial euphoria at the Taliban victory has given way to concern as several troubling developments threaten its regional interests.
February 11, 2022
Resurgence of Terrorism in Pakistan
By Shahid Afzal Khan
A recent spate of attacks is adding weight to fears that the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan poses a security nightmare for Pakistan.
October 14, 2021
From Battleground to Table: Can Pakistan-TTP Talks Work?
By Mariam Shah
Pakistan cannot stay on a war footing forever. It's time to give peace a chance – but Pakistan must do it the right way.
September 17, 2021
Pakistan’s Shameful Glee at the Taliban’s Rise
By Mohsin Dawar
An elected representative of North Waziristan urges the Pakistani government to confront the reality of what the Taliban’s rise to power in Afghanistan will mean for Pakistan.
September 03, 2021
Don’t Assume a Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan Means Smooth Sailing for Pakistan
By Maryam Raashed
Already, there are worrying signs that the Taliban are inclined to ignore Islamabad's most pressing concerns.
August 19, 2021
How the Taliban Used Pakistan
By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The Taliban have returned to power in Afghanistan. Far from a victory, that could ultimately be a setback for Pakistan.
June 05, 2021
Pakistan Targets a Resurgent TTP as Uncertainty Looms in Afghanistan
By Umair Jamal
The withdrawal of U.S. troops raises questions about Pakistan’s ability to target TTP militants in Afghanistan.
April 03, 2021
Spike in Violence Follows Failed Negotiations Between the Pakistani Taliban and Islamabad
By Franz J. Marty
Sources reveal secret negotiations between Pakistan’s government and the TTP, which ultimately fell apart.
June 15, 2018
Are We Finally Seeing a Breakthrough in Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations?
By Daud Khattak
Recent exchanges, and the involvement of China and the US, hints that this time may be different.
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.