Daesh’s Khorasan wing is primarily rooted in the Pakistani insurgency, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, a series of networks quite distinct from Afghanistan’s Taliban movement.
The more the US asked Pakistan to do, the further Pakistan moved from addressing the root causes of terrorism - and convincing its public that it was worth doing.
Pakistan cannot afford another conflict with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and has to devise a domestic political narrative that can justify a divorce from its previous policies.
The Afghan Taliban's relationship with the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan could come to an impasse as the peace process matures in Afghanistan.
As the Taliban regains influence in Afghanistan it will look to shake its tag as a proxy force.
Shot by the Taliban for promoting women's education in Pakistan, activist Malala Yousafzai recently finished secondary school in the UK. She stops in Iraq as part of the Girl Power Trip which amplifies voices of girls fighting for an education.
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