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An Indian Perspective on Afghan Security
December 04, 2018
An Indian Perspective on Afghan Security
An interview with Brig. Gen. (retd) Venkataraman Mahalingam.
An Indian Perspective on Afghan Security
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
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?
Pay Attention to Russia's South Asia Strategy
June 07, 2018
Pay Attention to Russia's South Asia Strategy
Russia is isolating and undermining the United States in the region.
Pay Attention to Russia's South Asia Strategy
Why Russia Exaggerates Islamic State's Presence in Afghanistan
April 10, 2018
Why Russia Exaggerates Islamic State's Presence in Afghanistan
The notion that the United States is facilitating the rise of ISIS in Afghanistan resonates powerfully within Russia.
Why Russia Exaggerates Islamic State's Presence 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
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
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
Kabul Process Falters as Taliban Support Rises
June 10, 2017
Kabul Process Falters as Taliban Support Rises
Complex geopolitical rivalries make it unlikely that the Kabul Process will bring peace to Afghanistan.
Kabul Process Falters as Taliban Support Rises
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?
Taliban: New Challenges for Central Asia
April 11, 2017
Taliban: New Challenges for Central Asia
Central Asian militants fight alongside the Taliban, which has been the target of Russia's "hybrid diplomacy."
Taliban: New Challenges for Central Asia
The New Cold War Politics in Afghanistan
April 10, 2017
The New Cold War Politics in Afghanistan
Regional rivalries involving Pakistan, India, Russia, and China complicate an already dire security situation.
The New Cold War Politics in Afghanistan
How Russia May Approach the Taliban and Afghanistan in 2017
January 04, 2017
How Russia May Approach the Taliban and Afghanistan in 2017
A revealing interview with Putin's top envoy in Afghanistan suggests continued rapprochement with the Taliban.
How Russia May Approach the Taliban and Afghanistan in 2017
The Rise of Taliban Diplomacy
January 03, 2017
The Rise of Taliban Diplomacy
How are the Taliban and Kabul faring in their diplomatic tug-of-war over Afghanistan's neighbors?
The Rise of Taliban Diplomacy
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
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