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Kabul: Old Problems are New Challenges

... is still pondering as to the best modes of interaction with the Taliban, exploring the possibility to participate in humanitarian and other programmes in Afghanistan. This is evidenced by the contacts that have already taken place. Unlike the leading Western nations, many countries in the region, primarily Afghanistan’s neighbours, have de facto begun to foster active and dynamic links with the Taliban. Pakistan has become the main lobbyist for the recognition of the new regime in Kabul, as Islamabad hopes to ensure its place as the primary external ...


The Three Phases of Jihadism

... option, but that Iran should not be involved — at all — which is a request Russia cannot accommodate. Russia learned in Afghanistan to limit the number of foot soldiers they deploy. Therefore, the majority of the boots on the ground in Syria, working ... ... corruption. Because of Russia’s critical position, they have an opportunity and a responsibility to find a compromise with Western Europe on the future of the Levant. However, trust is still minimal. Both sides, Western Europe and Russia, recognize ...


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