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Changes in Afghanistan: Regional and International Implications

... expansion and change of the initial goals of the war by the United States. At first, the war in Afghanistan was mainly of a retaliatory and punitive nature, and it was a "war of necessity". In the face of such a horrific terrorist attack and thousands of civilian deaths, all major powers will retaliate, and with good reason. That is why it was widely understood and supported by the international community at the time. However, after defeat of Al-Qaeda and overthrow of the Taliban regime, the goals of the war began to change quietly. The United States had shifted from retaliating against al-Qaeda and the Taliban to maintain a regime that is in line with Western values and pro-American, while geopolitical purposes have entered ...


The Complex World Order

... The rise of China. India rising, now surpassing the UK. The fall of Kabul. The large CPTPP trading area created even after the USA quit. Immense, perhaps soon superior, technological capabilities outside the Western world. The establishment of the world’s ... ... 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 ...


Afghanistan may face famine because of anti-Taliban sanctions

... the expert, statistics from recent years show that annual assistance to Afghanistan amounts to about five billion US dollars, but this sum is not enough to satisfy the needs of the country’s population Afghanistan may face a food crisis under the Taliban (outlawed in Russia) rule because this movement is under sanctions of both individual states and the United Nations, Andrei Kortunov, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, told TASS on Monday. "A food crisis and famine ...


Afghanistan in the Grip of Sanctions

Restrictive measures against the Taliban now affect the country as a whole The fall of the Afghan government amid the withdrawal of American troops and the capture of most of Afghanistan by the Taliban raised a number of questions regarding international and unilateral sanctions. Since ...


The Abraham Accord, Iran, and The Geopolitics of the Persian Gulf

... major influences to expand their sphere of control in the region. In the same context, the GCC and Israel due to their normalizing relations and their common threat perceptions against Iran will try to counter Iran’s influence in Afghanistan ruled by Taliban. Furthermore, clashes between these two powers will introduce an emerging potential conflict to the region. In the meantime, the new government of Ebrahim Raeisi will also have their own defensive and offensive strategies to preserve Iran’s ...


What G7 Demands of the Taliban is Unrealistic

The Taliban have declared a general amnesty and announced that no one will be arrested or punished. They have announced to be protecting everyone, including all Afghan nationals, irrespective of their affiliation, race, ethnicity, faction, religion, ideology,...


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

... 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 the Chinese territory. For Russia, this means the absence of aggressive intentions towards the countries of Central Asia. To independently ensure its security, Moscow cannot ...


Taliban in Kabul after two decades

Smoother than the transition of presidential powers in Washington, the Taliban1 entered Kabul, witj no single bullet fired, no one killed, no one injured, no one arrested. It was a war welcome by the local residents with no resistance at all.Source: Reuters The world has witnessed the peaceful entry of the Taliban into Kabul....


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

... documents from 1979 to the most recent ones, in order to understand this region of the world at a time when American troops are withdrawing and China is strengthening its military presence in the Wakhan corridor and beginning negotiations with the Taliban. The Soviet presence in Afghanistan (1979-1989) and its consequences for regional powers and U.S. diplomacy Far from confining itself to the Sino-Afghan relations, the CIA integrates its reasoning by taking into account all the neighboring countries,...


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