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Russia-Afghanistan relations

Russia Expands Oil Trade South via Afghanistan, Seeking Warm Water Ports

Russia Expands Oil Trade South via Afghanistan, Seeking Warm Water Ports

By Sophia Nina Burna-Asefi
Afghanistan is emerging as a key transit point for Russian oil as the Kremlin seeks to establish new trade routes to Asia and the Middle East.

Russia Hosts Taliban for Talks on Regional Threats and Says It Will Keep Funding Afghanistan

Russia Hosts Taliban for Talks on Regional Threats and Says It Will Keep Funding Afghanistan

By Associated Press
The talks in the Russian city of Kazan came as Moscow is trying to maintain its influence in Central Asia even as it wages war on Ukraine.
The Strategic Logic of Russia’s Embrace of the Taliban

The Strategic Logic of Russia’s Embrace of the Taliban

By Sophia Nina Burna-Asefi
The Afghanistan issue gives Moscow another reason to remain closely engaged in the security affairs of Central Asia.

Moscow Multilateral Security Dialogue: Regional Consensus Elusive on Afghanistan

Moscow Multilateral Security Dialogue: Regional Consensus Elusive on Afghanistan

By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
Pakistan skipped the meeting, while Russia has proposed a new effort to build “regional consensus” – a G-5.

Russia Fearmongering About Afghan Refugees

Russia Fearmongering About Afghan Refugees

By Catherine Putz
Putin is warning of “militants under the guise of refugees” in an effort to dissuade Central Asian states from cooperating with U.S. evacuation efforts.

Russia Planning Afghanistan Conference

Russia Planning Afghanistan Conference

By Catherine Putz
Russia has reportedly invited representatives of the Afghan government, the Taliban, China, Pakistan, and the United States to Moscow for a meeting next week.

Russia’s Falling Out With Kabul

Russia’s Falling Out With Kabul

By Samuel Ramani
Russia's embrace of the Taliban is increasingly coming at the expense of Afghan President Ghani's government.
Understanding Russia’s Motivations in Hosting Inter-Afghan Talks

Understanding Russia’s Motivations in Hosting Inter-Afghan Talks

By Umair Jamal
Why is Russia keen on taking center stage as Afghanistan enters a new phase?

The Afghanistan Conundrum: Russia’s Peace Plays and India’s Room for Maneuver

The Afghanistan Conundrum: Russia’s Peace Plays and India’s Room for Maneuver

By Harsh V. Pant
Realities are changing in Afghanistan, and New Delhi must be nimble.

Can Russia Help Bring Peace to Afghanistan?

Can Russia Help Bring Peace to Afghanistan?

By Said Sabir Ibrahimi
Russia’s reconciliation efforts should align with Afghanistan’s needs.

Why Has Russia Invited the Taliban to Moscow?

Why Has Russia Invited the Taliban to Moscow?

By Samuel Ramani
The proposed “Moscow-format” talks advance Russia’s interests in Afghanistan.
Russia's Soft Power Push in Afghanistan

Russia's Soft Power Push in Afghanistan

By Samuel Ramani
Investment in Afghan economic development is part of a strategy to rebrand Russia’s image in Afghanistan.

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