Berto Jongman: Pakistan’s Hand in the Rise of International Jihad

04 Inter-State Conflict, 05 Civil War, 09 Terrorism
Berto Jongman
Berto Jongman

Pakistan’s Hand in the Rise of International Jihad

TUNIS — PRESIDENT ASHRAF GHANI of Afghanistan has warned in several recent interviews that unless peace talks with Pakistan and the Taliban produce results in the next few months, his country may not survive 2016. Afghanistan is barely standing, he says, after the Taliban onslaught last year, which led to the highest casualties among civilians and security forces since 2001.