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Can Russia End the War in Afghanistan?
September 01, 2018
Can Russia End the War in Afghanistan?
Russia has been seeking to establish a leading role in the stabilization of Afghanistan.
Can Russia End the War in Afghanistan?
What Happened on the Afghan-Tajik Border?
August 28, 2018
What Happened on the Afghan-Tajik Border?
Afghan officials say either a Tajik or Russian plane (or helicopter) conducted an airstrike on the Afghan side of the border.
What Happened on the Afghan-Tajik Border?
Is Russia Arming the Taliban?
March 27, 2018
Is Russia Arming the Taliban?
There’s no proverbial smoking Kalashnikov, but American officials continue to suggest Russia is arming the Taliban.
Is Russia Arming the Taliban?
The Myth of an Iran-Russia Alliance in Afghanistan
October 25, 2017
The Myth of an Iran-Russia Alliance in Afghanistan
For Iran and Russia, Afghanistan is more likely to be an area of geopolitical competition than a sphere of cooperation.
The Myth of an Iran-Russia Alliance in Afghanistan
How Russia May Approach the Taliban and Afghanistan in 2017
January 04, 2017
How Russia May Approach the Taliban and Afghanistan in 2017
A revealing interview with Putin's top envoy in Afghanistan suggests continued rapprochement with the Taliban.
How Russia May Approach the Taliban and Afghanistan in 2017
The Rise of Taliban Diplomacy
January 03, 2017
The Rise of Taliban Diplomacy
How are the Taliban and Kabul faring in their diplomatic tug-of-war over Afghanistan's neighbors?
The Rise of Taliban Diplomacy
Just How Many ISIS Fighters Are There in Afghanistan?
April 27, 2016
Just How Many ISIS Fighters Are There in Afghanistan?
Estimates from Moscow’s special envoy to Kabul are a constantly changing thing.
Just How Many ISIS Fighters Are There in Afghanistan?
From Russia with Bullets: Moscow Gifts Kabul 10,000 AK-47s
February 24, 2016
From Russia with Bullets: Moscow Gifts Kabul 10,000 AK-47s
Russia gives Afghanistan 10,000 assault rifles, but abstains from joining American efforts at peace talks.
From Russia with Bullets: Moscow Gifts Kabul 10,000 AK-47s
Russia in Afghanistan: Past as Prologue?
November 04, 2015
Russia in Afghanistan: Past as Prologue?
The impact of a Russian return to Afghanistan depends on whether it opts to secure its periphery or pursue stability.
Russia in Afghanistan: Past as Prologue?
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