This Policy Brief sheds light on and increases understanding of al-Qaeda Central's (AQC) latest affiliate al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS). In September 2014, AQC launched the regional affiliate AQIS. The new group was created to operate across South Asia, however, with its centre of gravity and leadership based in Pakistan. At first glance, the lack of successful action has led many to argue that AQIS is of limited threat. However, despite early setbacks, the group has not been eliminated and continues to organise and plan for the future.
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How to cite: Reed, A. “Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent: A New Frontline in the Global Jihadist Movement?” The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague 8, no. 1 (2016).