Category: AfPak

Bomb Blast Peshawar in Pakistan
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 AfPak Monitoring & Analysis

Security And Terrorist Threat in Pakistan: Islamabad Left In A Destabilising Position After Taliban Takeover In Kabul

Since the Taliban’s ascension to power in Afghanistan and considering recent developments within Pakistan, the regional security landscape has witnessed a discernible deterioration, primarily because of the escalating terrorist menace emanating from Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Birjiand in the South Khorasan
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis AfPak Middle East Persian Files ISSN 2975-0598

SEZs might booster Iranian Khorasan trade with Afghanistan

The strategic positioning of the Khorasan region is pivotal for the facilitation of trade and cultural interchange with adjacent nations. In this regard, implementing Special Economic Zones (SEZs) might strengthen the relations between Afghanistan and Iran.

TAPI pipeline
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis AfPak Central Asia Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598

Navigating Domestic Challenges and Needs: Turkmenistan-Pakistan Partnership in Advancing TAPI

Turkmenistan and Pakistan seek to confirm and expand their cooperation, notably in the domain of energy cooperation, with a focal emphasis on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline project.

Jamaat al-Ahrar, an affiliated to TTP
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 AfPak Terrorism

Unveiling the Complexities: Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, and Afghanistan’s Turbulent Landscape

The assassination of Qari Mohammad Dawezi in Afghanistan, a field commander affiliated with the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a faction withing the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), highlights the intensifying factional infighting within the organisation and the significant role that the Afghan territory has for jihadist militants.

Afghan terrorist in Azerbaijan
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 AfPak Caucasus Terrorism

Countering Terrorism: Azerbaijani Authorities Thwart Afghan Citizen’s Plot to Destabilise National Security

The Azerbaijani State Security Service recently detained an Afghan citizen who had been planning a terrorist attack within the country. This alarming development highlights the ongoing global threat of terrorism and the importance of maintaining public stability and security.

Jihadist threat and Pakistan-Tajikistan cooperation
Posted in AfPak Central Asia Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598

Countering Jihadist Threats: Pakistan-Tajikistan Defence Cooperation in Focus and Geopolitical Implication

By improving security and defence cooperations, Pakistan is trying to increase its influence on Tajikistan and the regional security system of Central Asia as a whole and prevent the rise of jihadist groups.

Flag map of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis AfPak Terrorism

Afghanistan: the Taliban killed seven Islamic State militants

The Taliban continue their effort to contrast and eliminate the Islamic State’s threat, confirming the Islamic Emirate necessity to stabilise the country to attract foreign investors and international consensus.

Turkmenistan start exporting natural gas to Pakistna through Afghanistan
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis AfPak Central Asia

Turkmenistan began supplying natural gas to Pakistan through Afghanistan

Turkmenistan accomplished the mission to export its natural gas to Pakistan through Afghanistan, an economic goal that Ashgabat aimed to reach to diversify its exports and trade partners and increase the revenue.

Pakistan flag
Posted in AfPak Monitoring & Analysis Russia Ukraine

Pakistani ammunition supply to Ukraine and Moscow-Islamabad relations

In the context of the Ukraine conflict and the changing geopolitical scenario in Eurasia, Islamabad denied the ammunition supply to Ukraine to avoid any possible deterioration of the relations with the Russian Federation, which is actively involved in promoting the Pakistani energy and logistic markets.

Afghanistan map
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis AfPak Terrorism

Afghanistan: the terrorist attack in Kabul highlights an unstable domestic security situation

The Islamic State terrorist attack against the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Afghanistan in Kabul stressed the unstable situation in the country and the Taliban’s inability to face terrorism and jihadist groups. Although the Taliban claimed that they had upgraded the national security situation since they took power in August 2021, the number of violent attacks and bomb blast have increased.

Geopolitical risk Central Asia and AfPak SpecialEurasia
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 AfPak Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis

Geopolitical risk in Central Asia and AfPak: what to watch in 2023

In 2023, foreign actors’ interests, terrorism, authoritarianism, and economic slowdown might threaten Central Asia and AfPak’s security and stability and increase regional geopolitical risk.

Bannu district in Pakistan
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis AfPak Terrorism

Pakistan: militants seized a counterterrorism centre. Might Islamabad guarantee national security?

Since Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) ended the ceasefire with the Pakistani Government, security has worsened in the country. Recent violent attacks in Pakistan and militants’ seizure of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) compound in the Bannu district have also alarmed neighbouring countries and foreign investors who are worried about future Pakistani stability.

National Reistance Front of Afghanistan 2
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 AfPak Monitoring & Analysis

The National Resistance Front of Afghanistan: an interview with Hamid Saifi

SpecialEurasia had the opportunity to interview Hamid Saifi, a former Afghanistan National Army commanding officer (5thBrigade of the 203rd Thunder Corps) and current member of the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan, to discuss the actual situation on the ground, the NRF strategy and deepen our knowledge about the local dynamics in Afghanistan.

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Posted in Monitoring & Analysis AfPak Central Asia Russia

Russia about to boost cooperation with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Russia and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) signed the most significant deal since the Taliban movement came to power last year, confirming Kremlin’s interests in the country and Moscow’s will to become a key regional actor.

The Russian Center in Karachi Paksitan
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis AfPak Russia

Might humanitarian aid strengthen Russia-Pakistan relations?

The Russian Federation’s humanitarian help to Pakistan might strengthen the political and economic relations between Moscow and Islamabad and support the Russian desire to expand its influence and presence in Central and South-East Asia.

ISIS fighters in Afghanistan
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 AfPak Monitoring & Analysis

Uncertainty and instability in contemporary Afghanistan

Since the U.S. troops’ withdrawal and the Taliban’s rise to power, Afghanistan has witnessed huge uncertainty, instability and destabilisation due to the terrorist threat and criminal activities, economic problems, interethnic confrontation aggravated by the Taliban interim government, and regional and international geopolitical interests.

Mashhad Holy Mosque
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 AfPak Middle East Monitoring & Analysis

Opportunities for the tourism industry between Iran and Pakistan

The neighbouring Iran and Pakistan might expand their cooperation in the tourism industry to create job opportunities and support regional development in a period characterised by huge geopolitical risk in Eurasia.

Immagine canale Asadulloh Urganchiy
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 AfPak Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism

Islamic State Khurasan Province threatens Uzbekistan, Central Asia, and neighbouring countries

In the last couple of months, Islamic State Khurasan Province (ISKP) and its local Central Asian militants have been increasing their propaganda output by directly targeting regional countries (especially Uzbekistan), calling for attacks against local governments and jihad in Central Asia.

Emirate of Afghansitan Taliban
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 AfPak Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism

The Taliban between state and non-state actors: a double-edged sword

Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Volume 18 Issue 2 – The 2021 proclamation of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan reveals several straightforward and/or controversial relationships with state and non-state figures at the regional level. This intricate web of relations plays a role in outlining the Taliban regime’s assets and challenges.

Jamiat Ulema e Islam Logo
Posted in AfPak Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism

Islamic State Khurasan increase its attacks against members of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam in Pakistan

The Islamic State continues promoting its propaganda and organising violent attacks against the members of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam in Pakistan, confirming that the group represents a severe threat to Pakistani domestic stability and security.

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Posted in Monitoring & Analysis AfPak Middle East

Pakistan awaits the signing of the JCPOA to boost its regional role in Eurasia

The possible signing of the JCPOA might support Pakistan’s desire to play a strategic and logistic role in the Eurasian energy market linking transit corridors and pipelines.

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Posted in Monitoring & Analysis AfPak Terrorism

The terrorist attack in Pakistan highlights regional instability

The recent terrorist attack in Peshawar underlined security problems in Pakistan linked to different terrorist groups that operate in the region, especially between the Afghan-Pakistani border, and stressed Islamabad and Kabul’s current inability to completely contrast the Islamic State’s threat.

Balochi in Pakistan and Afghanistan map
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis AfPak

Arrests and kidnapping of Balochis in Afghanistan increased

In Afghanistan, the Taliban are arresting or kidnapping the Balochi to please Islamabad. Last week, the Balochistan Liberation Army organised violent attacks which severely hit the Pakistani army and threatened Chinese interests in the region.

Imran Khan and Ali Khamenei
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 AfPak Middle East Monitoring & Analysis

Iran-Pakistan Relations: Changing from Tactical to Strategic Ties

Iran and Pakistan share borders and strategic interests in Eurasia. Both Tehran and Islamabad are interested in strengthening their cooperation in political, economic, social and cultural issues and overcoming their differences to exploit several opportunities, such as the partnership with China and other regional actors.

Taliban Ahmad Massoud and Ismail Khan e1641827593162
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis AfPak Middle East Persian Files ISSN 2975-0598

Taliban reported a meeting with Ahmad Massoud and Ismail Khan in Tehran

The Foreign Affairs Minister of the Taliban interim Government Amir Khan Muttaqi said that he had met with the head of the National Resistance Front Ahmad Massoud and the leader of the Herat militia Mohammad Ismail Khan in Tehran.

Urumqi Chinese police forces
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 AfPak China Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism

Uyghur militants in Afghanistan: a possible threat for China

The presence of Uyghur suicide bombers in the ranks of the Islamic State-Khorasan increases Beijing’s fears about the threat to China’s national security emanating from Afghanistan.

Mapping Terrorist Attack Afghanistan 2021
Posted in Maps AfPak Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism

Mapping and monitoring terrorist activities in Afghanistan in 2021

We have monitored terrorist and violent attacks in Afghanistan in 2021 and produced an interactive map to assess which regions are affected mainly by terrorist organisations and analyse how terrorism has evolved or changed since the Taliban’s rise to power.