The Taliban seizure of power in Afghanistan has opened many questions about the trajectory of the TTP, which operates in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. Here I want to highlight two recent pieces analyzing the group and its political context:
- Abdul Sayed’s essay for Carnegie South Asia examines the history of the TTP, its resurgence, and where it goes from here. This is part of a series that I am co-editing with Milan Vaishnav on the politics of opposition (expansively defined) in South Asia; more on this series in the coming days.
- Asfandyar Mir’s piece for the United States Institute of Peace focuses on how the relationship between the Afghan Taliban and the TTP will affect Pakistan, the Taliban’s broader relationships in the region, and US counterterrorism in the region.