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Russia, Central Asian States Worry About Instability in Afghanistan
May 03, 2021

Russia, Central Asian States Worry About Instability in Afghanistan

By Umida Hashimova
Military officials in Russia and Central Asia agree to unite efforts as they prepare for a worsening of the situation in Afghanistan. 

Regional Interests at Stake as Biden Announces Military Withdrawal From Afghanistan
April 21, 2021

Regional Interests at Stake as Biden Announces Military Withdrawal From Afghanistan

By Saif Khattak
Russia, China, Iran, India, and, most of all, Pakistan have interests at stake as the U.S. aims to withdraw from Afghanistan.
Moscow Conference on Afghan Peace: Two Steps Back for Women, One Step Forward for Peace
March 23, 2021

Moscow Conference on Afghan Peace: Two Steps Back for Women, One Step Forward for Peace

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
The one-day conference last week is part of a larger effort by regional powers to make peace between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

What’s Russia’s Aim in Afghanistan?
December 05, 2020

What’s Russia’s Aim in Afghanistan?

By Nodirjon Kirgizbaev
The Russian presence in Central Asia, predicated on the threats from Afghanistan, stymies the political and economic development of the region.

Trump Denies Knowledge of Intel Report on Russian Bounties for Killing Americans in Afghanistan
June 29, 2020

Trump Denies Knowledge of Intel Report on Russian Bounties for Killing Americans in Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
A series of media reports, citing U.S. intelligence sources, allege that President Trump was briefed on an alleged Russian operation offering bounties for dead Americans in Afghanistan.

As US-Taliban Peace Process Collapses, an Opportunity for Russia?
September 20, 2019

As US-Taliban Peace Process Collapses, an Opportunity for Russia?

By Samuel Ramani
An expansion of Russia’s diplomatic involvement could help non-Western powers expand their say over Afghanistan’s political future.

Are Russia and the US Finally on the Same Page in Afghanistan?
July 20, 2019

Are Russia and the US Finally on the Same Page in Afghanistan?

By Samuel Ramani
Not so fast, substantive cooperation between the two on ending the war remains elusive.
Russia and the Taliban: Talking With Terrorists
January 12, 2019

Russia and the Taliban: Talking With Terrorists

By Samuel Ramani
Moscow continues to designate the Taliban as a terrorist group, but at the same time has made consistent diplomatic contacts.

India Faces a New Reality in Afghanistan
December 28, 2018

India Faces a New Reality in Afghanistan

By Harsh V Pant and Vinay Kaura
It's past time for India to take stock of new realities in Afghanistan.

Can Russia End the War in Afghanistan?
September 01, 2018

Can Russia End the War in Afghanistan?

By Samuel Ramani
Russia has been seeking to establish a leading role in the stabilization of Afghanistan.

Making Sense of Russia’s Involvement in Afghanistan
August 02, 2018

Making Sense of Russia’s Involvement in Afghanistan

By Nicholas Trickett
There are plenty of reasons to seriously examine Russia’s role in Afghanistan, but what do many analysts miss?
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

By Kashif Hussain
Russia's embrace of Pakistan should be viewed through the lens of the Afghan security crisis.

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