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Changes in Afghanistan: Regional and International Implications

Afghanistan is an issue on which China, Russia and the US can find common language The Taliban’s return to power has fundamentally changed the political environment of Afghanistan, both internally and externally. The internal leading forces inside Afghanistan have turned to be the Taliban instead of the political forces represented by ...


Kabul: Old Problems are New Challenges

... take a different approach, which means foreign actors could only advocate a certain “liberalization” of these institutions, accounting for the current trends in international development. Andrey Kazantsev: Prospects and Scenarios for Afghanistan: Russian and Chinese Interests On the other hand, the Taliban’s activities tend to ignore the economic aspects, which are still of fundamental significance as they are instrumental to resolve the pressing problems that the Afghani face, while having an impact on the country’s domestic stability and the ...


Russia and the Afghanistan conundrum

... country. According to some reports, the Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan, called the Tajik President, Emomali Rahmon, to try and defuse tensions, a way to style itself as a deal broker and a neutral party, despite vested interests. Earlier this year, Russia stated that the Taliban controlled roughly two-thirds of Afghanistan's border with Tajikistan. As a result, Russia recently conducted joint military operations with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in the region. Speaking at the Russian Academy of Sciences on a session focused ...


The Complex World Order

... the resurgence of Russia after 2000, even as Russia rose before their very eyes. On paper, Russia in 2002 had a smaller economy than Australia, and a population of 145 million, the same as Pakistan. No data showed that Russia could resurge to where Russia is today. And the Neo-realists failed to understand it even as it happened. The Taliban were not defeated after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. The Taliban were also not defeated after the presence of the U.S. and NATO forces from dozens of countries, and U.S. President Obama’s “surge” in Afghanistan in 2015 of probably ...


Afghanistan and Regional Security Problems

... pushing the states of the region to cooperate not only in the military sphere, but also in the economy and politics. The strength and viability of the new Afghan regime is a mystery to all external players and, probably, to the Afghans themselves. The Taliban itself (banned in Russia) is, according to known data, a network structure with decentralised leadership and the absence of clear chains of command. This is what allowed them to survive and win in conditions where the enemy had total military and information superiority....


The Fall of Kabul and the Balance of Power in Greater Eurasia

... political stabilisation in this country has the most solid foundation. First, it is a military victory for a relatively consolidated political movement with a unified leadership and control system. Second, the agreement of the leading regional powers like Russia and China that the Taliban movement should be given a chance to show prudent behaviour inside and outside. For China, this is cooperation in the implementation of major economic projects and refusal to support those religious groups that pose a threat to the security on ...


Russia & The Taliban: From Narrative Challenges To Opportunities

... Syrian model on Afghanistan. Russia’s international media outlets should, therefore, emphasize this point, namely that their country’s diplomatic successes in Syria laid the groundwork for what it is presently attempting to do in Afghanistan with the Taliban. Russia, being the Eurasian great power, is the only country other than Pakistan to have such close political and security ties with the Taliban, which far exceed even those that China is currently attempting to cultivate. Russia could make use of this ...


Taliban in Kabul after two decades

... and refined. They have learned bitter lessons and improved. Although the Western media is over-engaged in defaming the Taliban and projecting a negative image, spreading fake news and fabricated news, the Taliban are well-educated and sensible people. Russian foreign ministry has also termed the Taliban more reasonable and smart. Some of them are educated from the reputed universities in America and Europe. They are equipped with all sorts of modern knowledge in addition to religion. They know how to rule their country. Let the people of Afghanistan ...


The CIA’s Strategic Thinking in Afghanistan: 1979 to 2021

... Moscow’s withdrawal would lead to a substantial Chinese involvement xii . However, Beijing did not wish to intervene militarily, nor did Pakistan or Iran, which resulted in a political vacuum in Afghanistan—hence the rise of radicals, notably the Taliban. Andrey Kortunov: Afghanistan Will Test SCO's Capacity The post-Soviet Russia no longer shares a border with Afghanistan, which makes military intervention unlikely, despite the relationship between Afghan religious extremists and those in the North Caucasus (Chechnya and Dagestan), while the Central Asian countries are ...


These are Russia’s Three Strategic Goals in Afghanistan

... of the Moscow-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a mutual defense pact.Source: justgettingyourattention.blogspot.comDmitry Zhirnov, Russia’s Ambassador to Afghanistan, said late last month that “there is no immediate threat [to Russia] from the Taliban” because it is “not strong enough to seize the capital city or other big cities in the country.” Shortly thereafter, Vasily Nebenzia, Russia’s Permanent Representative at the UN, remarked that “a solution cannot be found without taking ...


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