The Rise and Stall of the Islamic State in Afghanistan

TitleThe Rise and Stall of the Islamic State in Afghanistan
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsJohnson, CGarret
Subtitle / Series TitleUSIP Special Report
Pagination16pp.
InstitutionUnited States Institute of Peace
CityWashington, DC
Abstract

The U.S. military dropped its largest bomb ever used in combat this week on an ISIS redoubt in Afghanistan. This USIP report details the structure, composition and growth of the group’s so-called Khorasan province, and outlines policy issues for dealing with the threat.

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