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ELN Expert Meeting on the Crisis in Afghanistan and its Implications for Relations between Russia and the West

On October 29, 2021, the European Leadership Network (ELN) held an international expert meeting focusing on the crisis in Afghanistan and its implications for relations between Russia and the West. On October 29, 2021, the European Leadership Network (ELN) held an international expert meeting focusing on the crisis in Afghanistan and its implications for relations between Russia and the West. The meeting was attended by international ...


Russia and the Afghanistan conundrum

... bloc, near the Tajik-Afghan border must be put into this perspective. According to some reports, the six-day drill involved over 5,000 servicemen, more than half of them Russian soldiers. Smaller-scale exercises were held in August and September by Russia and its Central Asian allies in the vicinity of the Afghan border. The Taliban, in turn, warned Dushanbe against meddling in Afghanistan's domestic affairs. Ethnic Tajiks make up more than a quarter of Afghanistan's population, but members of the Taliban predominantly ...


Experts from Russia, India and Iran Discuss Developments in Afghanistan

On October 6, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF, India), and Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS, Iran) held a joint roundtable “Developments in Afghanistan and their regional implications: ...


Prospects and Scenarios for Afghanistan: Russian and Chinese Interests

... terrorist and extremist organizations from Central Asia and China. These groups would be able to conduct subversive actions from its territory in Central Asia and, from there, in Russia and China. Andrey Kazantsev: Afghanistan Crisis: Security Problems for Russia and Central Asian States The traditional threat of a civil war, which has already emerged around the Panjshir Valley, is tied to the ethnic conflict between the Pashtuns (the Taliban is mainly a Pashtu movement) and the Tajiks of Afghanistan. The government ...


Afghanistan and Regional Security Problems

... needed to minimise risks to the internal political stability of Afghanistan’s neighbours. At the same time, the most important factor determining the success of this work will be access to high-quality intelligence information. The interaction of the Central Asian countries, Russia and China in addressing the Afghan security problem promises to be long-term and may become a factor that will determine the entire structure of relations in the region. Source: Valdai. Discussion club


Virtual Conference “Economic Transformations of the Central Asian Region and the Influence of China, Russia, and the U.S.”

October 26-27, 2021 The Journal JEECAR has organized a two-day virtual Conference on Economic Transformations of the Central Asian Region and the Influence of China, Russia, and the U.S. The Conference is administered in cooperation with the Almaty Management University, Kazakhstan, The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), and Webster University in St. Louis, MO, USA. The event will provide an exclusive forum ...


What Benefits Would India Derive by Joining the Extended Troika on Afghanistan?

... that comes after. Objectively speaking, India’s principled position inadvertently resulted in it ceding influence over this process to Pakistan. The unexpected outcome is that Islamabad is now equally important to Moscow and Washington, as proven by Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov’s enthusiastic endorsement of Central Asia-South Asia connectivity at a topical conference in Tashkent in mid-July and the U.S. establishing a new quadrilateral framework between itself, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan that very same week. These developments might have been strategically ...


The Turkey-Russia Relationship: Why “Compartmentalization” and Not Conflict?

... and as the most powerful regional influence. However, the continued presence of Turkish troops in Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh and the potential for greater conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has the potential to escalate confrontation between Russia and Turkey. Central Asia and Ukraine Central Asia is another theatre of Russian-Turkish competition and has been so since the fall of the Soviet Union. Turkey was the first nation to recognize the independence of Central Asian states that broke away from the USSR,...


Russian and Chinese experts compare notes on Afghanistan

... moderated the discussion. The experts expressed their views on what is to be done in the current circumstances by the international community, Moscow and Beijing. They also suggested scenarios of the further development of the situation in Afghanistan and Central Asia. Russian and Chinese participants highlighted the importance of discussing the Afghanistan problems with other international partners and of using multilateral mechanisms, mainly the SCO – Afghanistan contact group, more systemically.


Power without Soft Power: China’s Outreach to Central Asia

... Russian military influence in the post-Soviet space. Russia’s presence has been limited since the end of the USSR and the end of the war in Afghanistan (1979-1989), and apart from the Russian language, Moscow is now a secondary economic partner in Central Asia, behind China, so the loss of Russian military influence could be misinterpreted. China and the Water Crisis in Central Asia While the international community focuses on the Uyghur Muslim and the Wakhan Corridor, the main threat to the Central Asian states will continue to be the ...


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