Afghanistan Essays

The Afghanistan Essays | Enemy at the Gates: The TTP in Afghanistan

This 2018 short-essay series by the Jinnah Institute (JI) reflects a range of Pakistani thought leadership on Afghanistan and it’s complex history with Islamabad. With the region in the current crosshairs of a seemingly intractable conflict, these essays attempt to spur old and new thinking on the history of Pakistan’s relationship with Afghanistan and existing challenges. The essays cover a range of subject matter on Afghanistan-Pakistan including efforts for peace and reconciliation, threats to security, the broader geopolitical dynamic, and the role of civil society and economy.

This essay titled ‘Enemy at the Gates: The TTP in Afghanistan’ examines the threat posed to Pakistan by the TTP from their terror sanctuaries in Afghanistan. It explores Pakistan’s strategic anxieties and what can be done to address them.