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Understanding Russia’s Motivations in Hosting Inter-Afghan Talks
February 12, 2019
Understanding Russia’s Motivations in Hosting Inter-Afghan Talks
Why is Russia keen on taking center stage as Afghanistan enters a new phase?
Understanding Russia’s Motivations in Hosting Inter-Afghan Talks
The Afghanistan Conundrum: Russia’s Peace Plays and India’s Room for Maneuver
November 12, 2018
The Afghanistan Conundrum: Russia’s Peace Plays and India’s Room for Maneuver
Realities are changing in Afghanistan, and New Delhi must be nimble.
The Afghanistan Conundrum: Russia’s Peace Plays and India’s Room for Maneuver
Can Russia Help Bring Peace to Afghanistan?
November 02, 2018
Can Russia Help Bring Peace to Afghanistan?
Russia’s reconciliation efforts should align with Afghanistan’s needs.
Can Russia Help Bring Peace to Afghanistan?
Why Has Russia Invited the Taliban to Moscow?
July 21, 2018
Why Has Russia Invited the Taliban to Moscow?
The proposed “Moscow-format” talks advance Russia’s interests in Afghanistan.
Why Has Russia Invited the Taliban to Moscow?
Russia's Soft Power Push in Afghanistan
November 29, 2017
Russia's Soft Power Push in Afghanistan
Investment in Afghan economic development is part of a strategy to rebrand Russia’s image in Afghanistan.
Russia's Soft Power Push in Afghanistan
Hamid Karzai and the Russia Connection
November 03, 2017
Hamid Karzai and the Russia Connection
The former Afghan president is promoting positions closely aligned with Russian interests.
Hamid Karzai and the Russia Connection
Why Russia Wants the US to Stay in Afghanistan
August 23, 2017
Why Russia Wants the US to Stay in Afghanistan
Moscow would like to avoid having to militarily intervene itself.
Why Russia Wants the US to Stay in Afghanistan
Understanding the Russia-Taliban Connection
August 04, 2017
Understanding the Russia-Taliban Connection
Recent media reports underline Russian arms sales to the insurgent group. What is Moscow's end game?
Understanding the Russia-Taliban Connection
New Fault Lines Emerge in South Asia Around Afghanistan
February 22, 2017
New Fault Lines Emerge in South Asia Around Afghanistan
Russian-led multilateral initiatives on Afghanistan in the region highlight growing rifts.
New Fault Lines Emerge in South Asia Around Afghanistan
Russia's Plan for Afghanistan
April 25, 2016
Russia's Plan for Afghanistan
Putin is preparing for the worst-case scenario in Afghanistan.
Russia's Plan for Afghanistan
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