Border Clashes and Water Disputes Complicate Taliban-Iran Relations
By Parisa Abbasian
Both the Taliban and Iran have made gestures aimed at lowering border tensions, but each still blames the other for recent clashes.
Afghanistan-Iran Complete First Trial Run of Khaf-Herat Railway
By Sophia Nina Burna-Asefi
The two countries, faced with sanctions and political isolation, are not completely isolated from global networks.
A Compulsive Embrace Beneath the Afghanistan-Iran Water Conflict
By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
Kabul and Tehran have conflicting claims over the Helmand river’s water, but other mutual interests bind the two sides together despite this point of contention.
Is Iran Distancing Itself From the Taliban Government?
By Hamza Boltaev
Iran is arguably disappointed with the Taliban, but will Tehran take a step back from the relationship?
Afghanistan’s Kamal Khan Dam and the Helmand River Treaty
By Ikramuddin Kamil
Neither the Helmand River Treaty nor customary international law denies Afghanistan the right to construct dams over the Helmand River.
As Iran-Taliban Tensions Rise, Afghan Migrants in Tinderbox
By Mehdi Fattahi and Isabel DeBre
Both Iran and the Taliban do not want an escalation, but long-smoldering hostilities risk spiraling out of control.
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
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
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
By Khesraw Omid Farooq
For India and Afghanistan, Chabahar holds great promise.
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
By Daud Khattak
Emboldened by foreign support, the Taliban continue to refuse talks with the Afghan government.