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Oct 6, 2021

Pakistan’s domestic politics following the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan

By Dawood Ghazanavi

Though discussions abound about how South and Central Asia might align to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan, the ramifications of the Taliban takeover will also play out in the domestic affairs of Kabul’s neighbors. Looking at the evolving relationship between Afghanistan and Pakistan, questions remain as to how Pakistani politics and society will change amid the cessation of conflict but new Taliban regime next door. 

Afghanistan Extremism

In the News

Sep 24, 2021

Charai in the National Interest: The fight for Afghan women’s rights is just the beginning

By Atlantic Council

While the US government needs to work with the Taliban to evacuate trapped Americans and allies, there can be no talk of "normalizing relations" with the Taliban until it normalizes its treatment of women and ethnic minorities, and the US has a major role to play in protecting human rights, argues Ahmed Charai.

Afghanistan Extremism

In the News

Sep 22, 2021

Sales quoted in Israel Hayom on the risk of Afghanistan becoming a safe haven for terror organizations

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Crisis Management

In the News

Sep 21, 2021

Sakhi joined Tufts University Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies to discuss Afghanistan: The End of a Forever War.

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

In the News

Sep 21, 2021

Sales quoted in The Washington Post on the need for human intelligence for successful counterterrorism strikes

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Defense Industry

In the News

Sep 20, 2021

Sales quoted in The Washington Examiner on how over-the-horizon counterterrorism doesn’t work

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Defense Policy

In the News

Sep 19, 2021

Wechsler quoted in The Hill on the national security shift to preventing Afghanistan from becoming a terror hub

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Defense Policy

In the News

Sep 18, 2021

Katz in The National Interest: Afghanistan’s Fall: Were We Using the Wrong Historical Analogies?

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Defense Policy

Press Release

Sep 17, 2021

Mary McCord, Former Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security, Joins the Atlantic Council as Nonresident Senior Fellow

By Atlantic Council

McCord will contribute extensive senior government experience to the Council’s leading work on counterterrorism, national security, the rule of law, and litigation

Defense Policy Extremism

In the News

Sep 16, 2021

Pavel in the Hill on counterterrorism post-Afghanistan withdrawal

By Atlantic Council

Scowcroft Center director Barry Pavel speaks on counterterrorism in the Hill

Afghanistan Extremism