Jihadology Podcast

Jihadology Podcast: The Emergence of the Islamic State in AfPak with Don Rassler (Part 2)

By Aaron Y. Zelin
Thursday, July 23, 2015, 10:46 AM

This episode features part 2 of Aaron’s conversation with Don Rassler. If you haven’t heard part 1 you can find it here. This two part series is based on Don’s article, “Situating the Emergence of the Islamic State of Khorasan,” in the CTC Sentinel. This episode covers a variety of topics related to the Islamic State in the AfPak region, including:

  • Important events since Don’s article came out in March
  • The relevance of the Afghan Taliban to younger generations
  • How the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan plays into this situation
  • Al Qaeda’s relevance to, and role in, the region
  • How the presence of the Islamic State could affect the Afghan peace process

This episode also features our #SocialMedia segment, covering postings from July 11th to July 22nd. Links:

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