Snakes in the backyard - How 'bad' Taliban returned to bite Pakistan

2023 • 10min • Defence • International

Violence • War & Conflict • Political

Islamabad may have watched the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan with glee, but it now faces a serious challenge from the Tehreek-i-Taliban. The outfit launched over 100 attacks on the Pakistani Army in 2022. As its economy faces an imminent collapse amid continuing political turmoil, can Pakistan deal with the monster it gave birth to?