What Does the Afghan Taliban Gain from Mediating the TTP-Islamabad Peace Talks?

Following two days of indirect peace talks hosted by the Afghan Taliban in Kabul in early June, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)—an umbrella group of more than a dozen distinct Pakistani Taliban factions first formed in 2007—declared an indefinite...


"Dr. Hans Jakob Schindler, Coordinator, Counter-Extremism Project, New York, said that counter-terrorism is a common area of interest for Berlin and Islamabad. He said his organisation monitors activities of terrorist outfits from ISIS to the Taliban from Iraq to Pakistan. He stressed female education in Afghanistan. He said ISIS carries out activities in Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The Maldives and Central Asia also."

April 14, 2022
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Pakistan Must do More Than Count the Dead

I emailed her and also sent a message on Facebook. No answer. Then I remembered my sister-in-law uses WhatsApp on her phone. She was in Lahore Sunday for a family wedding. The children were with her. I had no idea if they were staying near Gulshan-e...

More Classrooms, Fewer Courtrooms Needed in Pakistan

For more than a decade now, a debate has raged over whether Pakistan is an ally or a foe in the battle against violent extremism. In Western media, analysis usually focuses on Pakistan’s weak civil central government, the virulently anti-Indian...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.


On November 29, 2020, an assailant detonated an explosives-filled military vehicle on an Afghan army base, killing at least 31 and wounding 24. 

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