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Russia and the Taliban: Talking With Terrorists
January 12, 2019
Russia and the Taliban: Talking With Terrorists
Moscow continues to designate the Taliban as a terrorist group, but at the same time has made consistent diplomatic contacts.
Russia and the Taliban: Talking With Terrorists
India Faces a New Reality in Afghanistan
December 28, 2018
India Faces a New Reality in Afghanistan
It's past time for India to take stock of new realities in Afghanistan.
India Faces a New Reality in Afghanistan
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?
Making Sense of Russia’s Involvement in Afghanistan
August 02, 2018
Making Sense of Russia’s Involvement in Afghanistan
There are plenty of reasons to seriously examine Russia’s role in Afghanistan, but what do many analysts miss?
Making Sense of Russia’s Involvement in Afghanistan
What Russia’s Changing Role in South Asia Means for Pakistan
January 20, 2018
What Russia’s Changing Role in South Asia Means for Pakistan
Russia's embrace of Pakistan should be viewed through the lens of the Afghan security crisis.
What Russia’s Changing Role in South Asia Means for Pakistan
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
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
Russia and Uzbekistan's Renewed Security Partnership
July 11, 2017
Russia and Uzbekistan's Renewed Security Partnership
Under President Mirziyoyev, Uzbekistan has shown a willingness to increase defense ties with Moscow.
Russia and Uzbekistan's Renewed Security Partnership
What's Driving Russia-Pakistan Cooperation on Afghanistan?
May 09, 2017
What's Driving Russia-Pakistan Cooperation on Afghanistan?
A shared willingness to embrace the Taliban, plus suspicions about the U.S. role, bring Moscow and Islamabad together.
What's Driving Russia-Pakistan Cooperation on Afghanistan?
What Does the Syrian War Mean for Afghanistan?
April 15, 2017
What Does the Syrian War Mean for Afghanistan?
The impact on U.S.-Russia ties will be a blow for the Afghan government, as will the return of Afghan fighters from Syria.
What Does the Syrian War Mean for Afghanistan?
4 Reasons Russia Increasingly Favors the Taliban in Afghanistan
February 14, 2017
4 Reasons Russia Increasingly Favors the Taliban in Afghanistan
Moscow is aligning itself with the enemy of its enemy, the Taliban.
4 Reasons Russia Increasingly Favors the Taliban in Afghanistan
Russia and the Taliban: A Closer Look
December 29, 2016
Russia and the Taliban: A Closer Look
Why is Putin reaching out to the Afghan Taliban?
Russia and the Taliban: A Closer Look
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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