Tag: Afghanistan

AfPak Monitoring & Analysis

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.…Continue readingAfghanistan: the terrorist attack in Kabul highlights an unstable domestic security situation

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.…Continue readingThe National Resistance Front of Afghanistan: an interview with Hamid Saifi

Monitoring & Analysis

U.S. drone strike killed al-Qaeda’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Afghanistan

The killing of al-Qaeda’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Kabul by a U.S. drone strike confirmed Washington’s interests in the region and the Taliban’s policy to host terrorist organisations’ high-ranking leaders in the country, which has become a “safe heaven” for different jihadist groups.…Continue readingU.S. drone strike killed al-Qaeda’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Afghanistan

Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis

Central Asian republics between socio-economic projects, popular protests, terrorist threats and the Afghan dilemma

Central Asian republics want to establish solid regional cooperation to promote socio-economic projects to stabilise the area and contrast rising problems such as widespread disappointment and protests, terrorist threats and security issues related to the current situation in Afghanistan.…Continue readingCentral Asian republics between socio-economic projects, popular protests, terrorist threats and the Afghan dilemma

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.…Continue readingUncertainty and instability in contemporary Afghanistan

Monitoring & Analysis

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.…Continue readingThe Taliban between state and non-state actors: a double-edged sword

Events SpecialEurasia News

Summary of the Webinar “Afghanistan: geopolitical interests, humanitarian crisis and security”

On April 6th, 2022, SpecialEurasia organised the webinar “Afghanistan: geopolitical interests, humanitarian crisis and security” to address the Italian public opinion on the current situation of the Afghan people after the U.S. troops’ withdrawal and the Taliban’s seize of power.…Continue readingSummary of the Webinar “Afghanistan: geopolitical interests, humanitarian crisis and security”

Monitoring & Analysis

India and Turkmenistan discussed the Afghanistan situation and the TAPI natural gas pipeline project

The Turkmenistan-India meeting highlighted the role that Afghanistan plays in Ashgabat and New Delhi’s foreign policy and regional strategy and the importance that the TAPI project play for Turkmen and Indian economies. …Continue readingIndia and Turkmenistan discussed the Afghanistan situation and the TAPI natural gas pipeline project

Monitoring & Analysis

Islamic State Khurasan published a video targeting Taliban government’s ties with the international community

Recently, a video published by Al-Azaim Foundation, Islamic State Khurasan Province (ISKP)’s mouthpiece in the region, harshly lashed out against the Taliban and their relations with the international community and particularly neighbouring countries, including Pakistan, China, and Russia.…Continue readingIslamic State Khurasan published a video targeting Taliban government’s ties with the international community