Maria Saeed is an International Relations graduate from the International Islamic University, Islamabad. Her areas of interest are global politics and international security. She often contemplates about what interrelated events were happening in the past and shaping the cultures of different nations.
Al Qaeda, TTP, and IS-KP pose a great threat to South Asia and the whole world. Sharing similar history and formation, these organizations converge on their origin. However, their beliefs in Islamic State and their area of influence provide a distinction among them.