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Afghanistan-Iran Disquiet Over the Helmand River
February 15, 2022

Afghanistan-Iran Disquiet Over the Helmand River

By Sudha Ramachandran
Afghanistan's damming of the Helmand River has drawn ire in neighboring Iran, the lower riparian country.

Why Are the Taliban Wooing a Persecuted Afghanistan Minority Group?
May 28, 2020

Why Are the Taliban Wooing a Persecuted Afghanistan Minority Group?

By Yatharth Kachiar
Reports that the Taliban have recruited a Hazara leader are part of broader efforts to change the militant group’s image.
Why the Taliban Won’t Cut Ties with Iran
February 15, 2020

Why the Taliban Won’t Cut Ties with Iran

By Kashif Hussain
Iran and the Taliban share interests and see common threats in the wider region, they won’t split so easily.

The Taliban’s Diplomatic Reemergence
October 25, 2019

The Taliban’s Diplomatic Reemergence

By Daud Khattak
Over the past few years, Moscow, Tehran and Beijing have warmed to the Taliban. What explains their change of heart?

Taliban: From Pariah to Diplomatic Reception
October 10, 2019

Taliban: From Pariah to Diplomatic Reception

By Daud Khattak
From Moscow to Beijing, Tehran to Islamabad, Taliban delegations have found welcome in diplomatic halls.

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.

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.
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.

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