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Amina Khan

The writer is the Director of the Centre for Afghanistan, Middle East and Africa (CAMEA) at the Institute of Strategic Studies (ISSI), Islamabad, Pakistan.


Items by Amina Khan

  • Taliban in power – one year on

    On 15 August 2021, the world looked on with trepidation as the situation in Afghanistan reached a critical juncture with the Afghan Taliban assuming power in the country. The takeover was swift, and relatively peaceful, with little resistance from the masses, followed by the abrupt withdrawal of US forces,...

  • The killing of Ayman al-Zawahiri

    For some time now, Al-Qaeda had stopped being the primary target of policy and counterterrorist experts. The erstwhile most dangerous terrorist group in the war on terror following its attacks on the United States on 9/11 had largely been inactive, particularly in Afghanistan. No longer responsible for any incident...

  • Engagement with the Taliban is imperative to avoid the collapse of Afghanistan

    Since the Taliban takeover and subsequent US withdrawal in August, the situation in Afghanistan has evolved drastically. In the absence of a negotiated agreement, it was clear that while a takeover by the Taliban was expected, its manner and speed was certainly not. Now that the movement is in...