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What Do US-Iran Talks Mean for Afghanistan?
July 31, 2020

What Do US-Iran Talks Mean for Afghanistan?

By Rupert Stone
The U.S. and Iran are talking. That’s good news for Afghanistan.

From Iran’s Hot Zone, Afghans Flee Home, Spreading Virus
April 06, 2020

From Iran’s Hot Zone, Afghans Flee Home, Spreading Virus

By Associated Press
"This virus is like the wind," said one returnee. "You do not know where it comes from and how you get infected." 
Afghanistan Reacts to Soleimani’s Death
January 06, 2020

Afghanistan Reacts to Soleimani’s Death

By Sayed Jalal Shajjan
How will the Iranian general’s assassination impact the ongoing U.S.-Taliban peace negotiations?

Chabahar Port: A Step Toward Connectivity for India and Afghanistan
July 03, 2019

Chabahar Port: A Step Toward Connectivity for India and Afghanistan

By Khesraw Omid Farooq
For India and Afghanistan, Chabahar holds great promise.

What a US-Iran Face Off Means for Afghanistan
June 25, 2019

What a US-Iran Face Off Means for Afghanistan

By Shoaib A. Rahim
Sanctions on Iran and the possibility of conflict are jeopardizing Kabul's long-term development plans.

The Taliban’s Delusion Hampers Reconciliation
January 17, 2019

The Taliban’s Delusion Hampers Reconciliation

By Daud Khattak
Emboldened by foreign support, the Taliban continue to refuse talks with the Afghan government.

An Indian Perspective on Afghan Security
December 04, 2018

An Indian Perspective on Afghan Security

By Samuel Ramani
An interview with Brig. Gen. (retd) Venkataraman Mahalingam.
Managed Instability: Iran, the Taliban, and Afghanistan
November 14, 2018

Managed Instability: Iran, the Taliban, and Afghanistan

By Samuel Ramani
Iran’s support for the Taliban is an effective way of retaliating against the United States, but there’s more to it.

India’s Controversial Afghanistan Dams
August 20, 2018

India’s Controversial Afghanistan Dams

By Sudha Ramachandran
Indian-built dams in Afghanistan are causing trouble with downstream states Iran and Pakistan.

Are Afghanistan-Iran Relations on the Mend?
August 16, 2018

Are Afghanistan-Iran Relations on the Mend?

By Samuel Ramani
Rouhani’s outreach to Ghani at the SCO summit this summer may herald an improvement in bilateral ties.

What Does Trump’s Withdrawal From the Iran Nuclear Deal Mean for Afghanistan?
May 30, 2018

What Does Trump’s Withdrawal From the Iran Nuclear Deal Mean for Afghanistan?

By Sibghatullah Arsalai
Washington’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is not good news for Afghanistan.
The Myth of an Iran-Russia Alliance in Afghanistan
October 25, 2017

The Myth of an Iran-Russia Alliance in Afghanistan

By Samuel Ramani
For Iran and Russia, Afghanistan is more likely to be an area of geopolitical competition than a sphere of cooperation.

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