′Islamic State′ in Afghanistan and Pakistan: A real threat or a call for attention? | Asia | DW.DE | 11.02.2015:
Graeme Smith, a senior Afghanistan analyst for the International Crisis Group (ICG), is of the view that President Ghani might be looking for ways to sustain international focus on Afghanistan. "He sees foreign resources dwindling as troops leave. Or probably he is genuinely concerned about the emergence of a militant threat that seems far more extreme than the Taliban," Smith told DW.