Revolutionary Guard: Mullah Mansour Met with Iranian Officials 2 Months Before his Death

A website linked to the Revolutionary Guard has admitted that Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour had conducted negotiations during the two months of his stay in Iran despite the Iranian … Read More

Senior Islamic State Khorasan leaders defect to Taliban

By Bill Roggio IS-Khorasan-pledge-TalibanSeveral members of the Islamic State Khorasan Provinces’ “central council” as well as other senior and mid-level leaders based in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar have … Read More

Troubled Afghanistan And Pakistan’s Role For Peace And Reconciliation

By Iftikhar Hussain Jazib President Ashraf Ghani’s December 2015 Pakistan visit and joint inauguration of Heart of Asia Conference with Pakistani Prime Minister came as a breakthrough for a fresh … Read More

Embracing the Enemies We Know in Afghanistan

Despite mutual distrust, Washington must include both the Taliban and the Haqqani Network in negotiations to achieve peace in Afghanistan. By Fahd Humayun Last November, the Pentagon announced that the … Read More