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Russia in Afghanistan: Playing with Fire

Alex Maciag
RUSI Newsbrief, 25 January 2018
Afghanistan, Russia, Counterinsurgency, Global Security Issues
As the longest war in US history rumbles on, Moscow looks at the Afghanistan conflict with interest. Allegations of Moscow’s meddling in the country, particularly its aid to the Taliban, raise questions over Russia’s geopolitical interests in Afghanistan, with the Kremlin’s mixed strategy reflecting how it is also precariously balanced.

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