Impact of Taliban resurgence on the future of militancy in Central Asia

WASHINGTON DC (The Soufan Center): Jihadist veterans from Central Asian maintain connections to Afghanistan, and there is a possibility that Central Asian fighters in the Levant will migrate to Afghanistan if the conditions are conducive.

Central Asian countries remain wary of the Taliban, given that it hosted or cooperated with the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), Jund al-Khilafah, and Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) over the past two decades.

Any Taliban pledge to...