USA vs. Pakistan vs. Iran: The Three-Way Battle for Afghanistan

USA vs. Pakistan vs. Iran: The Three-Way Battle for Afghanistan

June 15, 2016

<p class="font_8">On June 6, Khorasan Province of Islamic State claimed &nbsp;credit for the killing of Sher Wali Wardak, an Afghan parliamentarian. If confirmed, the killing will represent a new chapter in ISIS’s capacity to operate in Afghanistan. The attack happened as professors from Ghazni University in the eastern part of the country are warning of ISIS infiltration of the university, another sign that the group seeks to expand its base of support in the country. Elsewhere, Afghan media have reported that Al Qaeda is making efforts to strengthen its relations with the Taliban, which has been&nbsp;confirmed by Gen. Charles Cleveland, spokesman for NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan. While radical Islamists of various shades continue to conspire and thrive on Afghan soil, the necessary pushback by regional states and the international community is still not in place. Fighting radical Islamists in Afghanistan represents a golden opportunity for international cooperation, including the United States, Iran creditOn June 6, Khorasan Province of Islamic State&nbsp;and Pakistan. History shows it can be done.</p>

USA vs. Pakistan vs. Iran: The Three-Way Battle for Afghanistan

USA vs. Pakistan vs. Iran: The Three-Way Battle for Afghanistan

June 15, 2016

<p class="font_8">On June 6, Khorasan Province of Islamic State claimed &nbsp;credit for the killing of Sher Wali Wardak, an Afghan parliamentarian. If confirmed, the killing will represent a new chapter in ISIS’s capacity to operate in Afghanistan. The attack happened as professors from Ghazni University in the eastern part of the country are warning of ISIS infiltration of the university, another sign that the group seeks to expand its base of support in the country. Elsewhere, Afghan media have reported that Al Qaeda is making efforts to strengthen its relations with the Taliban, which has been&nbsp;confirmed by Gen. Charles Cleveland, spokesman for NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan. While radical Islamists of various shades continue to conspire and thrive on Afghan soil, the necessary pushback by regional states and the international community is still not in place. Fighting radical Islamists in Afghanistan represents a golden opportunity for international cooperation, including the United States, Iran creditOn June 6, Khorasan Province of Islamic State&nbsp;and Pakistan. History shows it can be done.</p>

USA vs. Pakistan vs. Iran: The Three-Way Battle for Afghanistan

USA vs. Pakistan vs. Iran: The Three-Way Battle for Afghanistan

June 15, 2016

<p class="font_8">On June 6, Khorasan Province of Islamic State claimed &nbsp;credit for the killing of Sher Wali Wardak, an Afghan parliamentarian. If confirmed, the killing will represent a new chapter in ISIS’s capacity to operate in Afghanistan. The attack happened as professors from Ghazni University in the eastern part of the country are warning of ISIS infiltration of the university, another sign that the group seeks to expand its base of support in the country. Elsewhere, Afghan media have reported that Al Qaeda is making efforts to strengthen its relations with the Taliban, which has been&nbsp;confirmed by Gen. Charles Cleveland, spokesman for NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan. While radical Islamists of various shades continue to conspire and thrive on Afghan soil, the necessary pushback by regional states and the international community is still not in place. Fighting radical Islamists in Afghanistan represents a golden opportunity for international cooperation, including the United States, Iran creditOn June 6, Khorasan Province of Islamic State&nbsp;and Pakistan. History shows it can be done.</p>

USA vs. Pakistan vs. Iran: The Three-Way Battle for Afghanistan

USA vs. Pakistan vs. Iran: The Three-Way Battle for Afghanistan

June 15, 2016

<p class="font_8">On June 6, Khorasan Province of Islamic State claimed &nbsp;credit for the killing of Sher Wali Wardak, an Afghan parliamentarian. If confirmed, the killing will represent a new chapter in ISIS’s capacity to operate in Afghanistan. The attack happened as professors from Ghazni University in the eastern part of the country are warning of ISIS infiltration of the university, another sign that the group seeks to expand its base of support in the country. Elsewhere, Afghan media have reported that Al Qaeda is making efforts to strengthen its relations with the Taliban, which has been&nbsp;confirmed by Gen. Charles Cleveland, spokesman for NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan. While radical Islamists of various shades continue to conspire and thrive on Afghan soil, the necessary pushback by regional states and the international community is still not in place. Fighting radical Islamists in Afghanistan represents a golden opportunity for international cooperation, including the United States, Iran creditOn June 6, Khorasan Province of Islamic State&nbsp;and Pakistan. History shows it can be done.</p>