Seth Jones explains how the Islamic State's rivalry with the Afghan Taliban is keeping the terrorist organization in check.
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Earlier this week, a suicide bomber outside a crowded hospital in Quetta, Pakistan killed at least 74 people and wounded dozens more. But Monday’s victims were not a random assortment of civilians waiting for medical care. Instead, the attack was designed to hit at the heart of Pakistan’s civil society—its legal community—and is likely to further undermine the tools necessary for governance in an increasingly chaotic country.
Stephen Watts and Sean Mann respond to Gary Owen's critique of their piece on the future of Afghanistan, arguing that although things may not be going "great" in Afghanistan, the picture is not quite as bleak as Owen makes it out to be.
This episode features part 2 of Aaron’s conversation with Don Rassler. Ourtwo part series is based on Don’s article, “Situating the Emergence of the Islamic State of Khorasan,” in the CTC Sentinel.