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China, Pakistan and Russia set to increase Afghanistan influence

Andrew Roth in Moscow, Hannah Ellis-Petersen in New Delhi, and Vincent Ni, China affairs correspondent

The Guardian

Aug 16, 2021


Bottom Line: Three Guardian correspondents provide an analysis of the likely response of China, Pakistan, and Russia to the recent events in Afghanistan, arguing that all three nations are poised to increase their engagement and influence with Taliban authorities.

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India Must Remain Engaged in Afghanistan

Rani D. Mullen


August 13, 2021


Bottom Line: Mullen explains how instability in Afghanistan is likely to affect India’s strategic interests, outlining how India can mitigate threats in this new environment.

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