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AfPak Takes On New Meaning with the Rise of the Taliban (James M.Dorsey, BESA Center)

The attacks by ISIS’s Afghan affiliate on Kabul’s international airport called into question the Taliban’s ability to maintain security and keep a lid on the activities of the multiple militant groups in Afghanistan. Long at war with ISIS, the Taliban have promised to ensure that neither it nor other groups with which it maintains better relations will be allowed to use the Central Asian state for cross-border attacks in the region.

AfPak Takes On New Meaning with the Rise of the Taliban (besacenter.org)