WASHINGTON, DC – The Institute for the Study of War today published a detailed backgrounder titled, " The Haqqani Network: a Foreign Terrorist Organization," outlining the impact of possible Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) designation on the Haqqani Network. The Secretary of State’s decision about FTO designation is expected to be announced by September 10. The author of the backgrounder, ISW Senior Analyst Jeffrey
From sanctuaries in Pakistan’s tribal areas, the Haqqani family hosts a variety of high-value terrorists, including senior members of al-Qaeda, Pakistani Taliban, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, Lashkar-e Taiba and smaller terrorist entities linked to attacks in the UK. It also supports a global jihadist ideology that transcends objectives in Afghanistan.
Mara Tchalakov is a doctoral candidate in International Relations at the University of Oxford. She completed her undergraduate studies at Princeton University, graduating with a B.A. summa cum laude from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and her MPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford.
On August 2, 2012 ISW hosted a Field Report with Lieutenant General Daniel Allyn, who discussed the evolving security situation in Eastern Afghanistan, the approaching 2014 drawdown, and drivers of instability in the conflict.