Is This Really ISIS? Uncertainty Surrounds Attacks in Afghan Province of Ghor

As featured in Newsweek

Daesh in Afghanistan


"The war in Afghanistan, irrespective of any extremist narratives, is often more about how regional factors interact and mutually reinforce each other. Before buying into the hype created by the mere mention of the word ISIS, it is necessary to explore the regional context in which attacks take place and the roles of local actors; something that western audiences have shown a woeful failure to do, and Afghan policymakers have, at times, wilfully ignored."