Search: Islamic State,Taliban (5 materials)

Escape from Responsibility: the U.S. Is Looking for a Way Out of Afghanistan

... that the U.S. should not have been present in Afghanistan either. From open sources, the outline of the American plan for the withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan becomes clear. However, the negotiating process between the political wing of the Taliban in Doha and the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad demonstrates that the Afghan issue is still far from being resolved. Three issues are important for the Americans in negotiations with the Taliban: the statement of the ...


The Islamic State in Afghanistan: a Real Threat to the Region?

... of IS supporters in the region is not confined only to Pakistani Pashtuns, who make up a significant part of the TTP members. The death of Mullah Omar and the premature death of his successor Mohammed Mansour in 2016 caused turmoil within the Afghan Taliban at a time of the Islamic State’s rush of success and contributed to the consistent fragmentation of the Taliban as a whole, creating favorable conditions for adopting the IS banner by Taliban’s regional leaders and functionaries. The extreme radical opponents ...


Divisions within the Global Jihad

al-Qaeda vs ISIS In late April 2015, the media reported that the leaders of Islamic State (IS) and Taliban declared jihad against each other. Earlier, there had been violent clashes between supporters of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Jabhat al-Nusra leader Abu Mohammad al-Julani, who refused to swear allegiance to the future caliph. Given the ...


Will There Be an Alliance against the Islamic State?

... Communication Alexander Yermakov: The Third Crusade Furthermore, the international community runs the risk of facing challenges in other regions. The intensification of ISIS activity in Afghanistan in January necessitates enhancing joint action against the Islamic State not only with the countries of Central Asia (e.g. Turkmenistan, which requested military assistance from the US), but even with such odious structures as Taliban, with whom Washington is carrying out consultations as well. Finally, reports of a possible allegiance of the Caucasus Emirate to ISIS substantiate the threats of al-Baghdadi’s fellow-fighters against Azerbaijan and Russia, which have so ...


Peshawar: Pakistani “Beslan”

... reports confirm this, with more than 100 people being executed within the first two hours of the siege. Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (Taliban Movement of Pakistan, TTP) have claimed responsibility for the attack. According to a TTP representative, the attackers ... ... such as information technology. Future terrorists can now be recruited over the internet instead of in person. The rise of the Islamic State has shown that the worldwide web has allowed terrorists to solve the problem of recruiting and training supporters,...


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