Seth Jones explains how the Islamic State's rivalry with the Afghan Taliban is keeping the terrorist organization in check.
Seth G. Jones is Director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at RAND and an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is author, most recently, of "Waging Insurgent Warfare" (Oxford University Press).
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Editor’s Note: The chaos in Iraq has intensified since U.S. forces withdrew at the end of 2011, leading many to question the wisdom of that decision. Although the clock cannot be rolled back—and some see the strife as proof that the United States is best off getting out of the region altogether—the latest crisis in Iraq has raised questions about how to handle the end of the other major U.S. intervention since 9/11: Afghanistan. Seth G.