Afghanistan

Five Goals

Iran’s interest in foreign militants in Syria

The Iranian regime takes an increasing interest in foreign combatants, especially in light of Iran's involvement in Syria and Iraq.

Why the US is escalating against ISIS in Afghanistan?

On April 13, 2017, the US military dropped a non-nuclear bomb MOAB on a system of tunnels and caves used by ISIS-K, or ISIS Khursanan.

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Is Taliban Expanding its Influence in Afghanistan?

The Afghan Taliban movement has resorted once again to carrying out high-profile terrorist attacks.

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Motives and Consequences of Hekmatyar’s Return to Kabul

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Hezb-i-Islami leader and former Prime Minister of Afghanistan, returned to Kabul on May 4, 2017.

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Causes and Consequences of the Terrorist Attack on Kabul’s Diplomatic District

Afghanistan appears to be heading into a new stage of security instability following the recent rise in terrorist attacks.

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Why did ISIS Seek to Capture Tora Bora?

ISIS seeks to expand its sphere of influence in Afghanistan, that is why it attacked Tora Bora on June 15.

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Is Taliban Shifting to New Terrorist Tactics?

Instability in Afghanistan has increased and escalated in the recent period due to the rise of terrorist attacks, especially by the Tal

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Afghan Dams

Water Conflicts Reveal Iran’s Infiltration of Afghanistan

Mohammed Abdullah Younis

Extra-territorial Repercussions of ISIS’ Attack on Iraqi Embassy in Kabul

ISIS appears to be planning to attack the interests of some states that are involved in the war against it.

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Former Enemies...Current Allies

Shift in Tehran's Foreign Policy

Recent reports in the international press revealed the increasing Iranian support to Taliban in Afghanistan.

Rachid Chaker

Attractive Zone

Why are ISIS Fighters Heading towards Afghanistan?

There has been a noticeable increase in the number of ISIS fighters who are traveling to Afghanistan to join the Khorasan Province.

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Multiple Pressures

Will the Influence of Haqqani Network Gradually Recede?

The Haqqani network poses significant threats to the security and stability of Afghanistan.

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Consequences of Retreat

Why did Taliban Step Up its Attacks in Afghanistan?

Taliban is escalating in the face of the numerous challenges as demonstrated by the recent suicide attack that killed 100 people.

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Consequences of Chaos

Reasons Behind the Increasing Politicization of Drug Control in the Middle East

Drug control in the Middle East is no longer a purely security issue, it is increasingly taking on political dimensions.

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Various Mechanisms

Is ISIS-Khorasan Province Seeking to Consolidate its Role in Afghanistan?

ISIS has launched a bid to recruit new terrorist elements to join its ranks.

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