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Australia Struggles With Moral Obligation to Aid Afghan Partners
July 23, 2021

Australia Struggles With Moral Obligation to Aid Afghan Partners

By Joshua Mcdonald
Afghan interpreters plead for support from the Australian government as the threat from the Taliban increases.

As Afghan War Enters Latest Brutal Phase, Civilians Suffer
July 22, 2021

As Afghan War Enters Latest Brutal Phase, Civilians Suffer

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Afghan civilians, always in the crossfire between government and Taliban forces, are more at risk than ever before.
Afghanistan-Pakistan Ties Fray Further Over Abduction of Afghan Ambassador’s Daughter
July 22, 2021

Afghanistan-Pakistan Ties Fray Further Over Abduction of Afghan Ambassador’s Daughter

By Umair Jamal
At a time when the two countries should be engaging more to resolve misunderstandings, they have recalled their ambassadors.

Russia to Hold Military Drills Near Afghan Border in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan 
July 21, 2021

Russia to Hold Military Drills Near Afghan Border in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan 

By Catherine Putz
Moscow is also reported to be open to some kind of cooperation with the U.S., though far short of American bases in Central Asia.

US Peace Envoy Visits Islamabad as Pakistan-Afghan Ties Sour
July 20, 2021

US Peace Envoy Visits Islamabad as Pakistan-Afghan Ties Sour

By Kathy Gannon
Zalmay Khalilzad's visit came just hours after Afghanistan withdrew its ambassador from Pakistan.

Chaos in Afghanistan Threatens CPEC
July 19, 2021

Chaos in Afghanistan Threatens CPEC

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
The latest attack in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province confirms what analysts already feared: Taliban advances in Afghanistan are emboldening terrorists seeking to target Chinese interests in Pakistan.

A Fateful Moment for the CSTO on the Afghan Border
July 19, 2021

A Fateful Moment for the CSTO on the Afghan Border

By Shuhrat Baratov
The Taliban’s recent lightning offensive in northern Afghanistan may be a litmus test for the relevance of the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization.
Greater Coordination in Central Asian Responses to Afghan Border Troubles
July 19, 2021

Greater Coordination in Central Asian Responses to Afghan Border Troubles

By Umida Hashimova
Central Asian countries have begun coordinating their responses to the worsening security situation in Afghanistan. 

In Afghanistan, Deja Vu All Over Again
July 17, 2021

In Afghanistan, Deja Vu All Over Again

By Aidai Masylkanova
Just as in 2014, there is a sense of anxiety bordering on panic about the impending U.S. withdrawal.

Afghanistan and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
July 14, 2021

Afghanistan and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

By Ahmad Bilal Khalil
Why is the Afghan government pursuing full membership in the SCO, and what would that step mean for the grouping?

Russia Cautions Central Asia Against Hosting US Forces
July 14, 2021

Russia Cautions Central Asia Against Hosting US Forces

By Catherine Putz
As the U.S. looks to station over-the-horizon capabilities to address issues in Afghanistan, Central Asia is an obvious locale.
Top US Commander in Afghanistan Relinquishes Post
July 13, 2021

Top US Commander in Afghanistan Relinquishes Post

By Kathy Gannon
Gen. Scott Miller has served as America's top commander in Afghanistan since 2018.

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