Category: AfPak

Emirate of Afghansitan Taliban
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Dilemma of Central Asian Jihadists between IS-K and Taliban

The Taliban’s pragmatic diplomacy and gradual departure from the Jihadi ideology alienate Central Asian jihadists from the Taliban and strengthen its ardent enemy, the Islamic State Khorasan (IS-K). Taliban-backed Uyghur jihadists, who exploited shahids (martyr) exclusively against the Chinese authorities in the past, recently carried out a suicide attack against the Shia Hazara minority under Taliban rule.

Iranian Foreign Affairs Ministry
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Tehran meeting on Afghanistan underlines Iranian regional strategy

The meeting on Afghanistan organised in Tehran confirms the Iranian desire to have a major role in Afghan and regional dynamics and stressed how several Asian countries are strongly promoting greater regional cooperation that in the future might contrast Western local interests and presence.

Pakistani and Iranian Army commander 2019
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Pakistan strategy in the Caspian Sea between Iran and Azerbaijan

Islamabad strategy in the Eurasian geopolitical chessboard aims at strengthening cooperation with Iran and Azerbaijan on the Caspian Sea to create a transit corridor that might boost Pakistani import-export and commercial trade in the region. 

Taliban Humvee in Kabul
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The effect of terrorism in Afghanistan on Russian-Tajik relations

The recent terrorist attack in Kunduz alarmed Tajikistan and Russia on the stability and security of the Afghan-Tajik borders and the Taliban ability to counter Islamic State and other terrorist groups in Afghanistan. In this framework, Moscow and Dushanbe are seeking to enhance their cooperation in the security field, confirming the Russian strategy to play a decisive role in Afghanistan and Central Asia.

Vladimir Putin in 201 military base 01
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Relazioni Tagikistan-Afghanistan e possibile escalation regionale

La repubblica centro asiatica del Tagikistan è divenuta il centro della resistenza afghana nel Panjshir e il primo baluardo contro il Governo dei talebani in Afghanistan, fattore che ha indotto Mosca a richiedere un dialogo tra Dushanbe e Kabul per evitare una possibile escalation e un conflitto regionale.

Hazara militants in Behsud
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The role of pro-Iran Shiite militias in Afghanistan

The eventuality that Iran has supported the creation of a Shiite militant organisation in Afghanistan has caused diplomatic tensions among Tehran and Kabul and highlighted how fragile the country’s situation might be after the NATO troops withdrawal.

Geopolitics of Pakistan Uzbekistan cooperation Monitoring ASRIE Analytica e1627214187476
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Pakistani business interest in Uzbekistan

Pakistani officials have shown their interest in developing economic cooperation with Uzbekistan due to Islamabad’s regional strategy…

Geopolitics of Afghanistan Monitoring ASRIE Analytica e1627222981294
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Afghanistan briefing: regional and international foreign relations

Since U.S. President Joe Biden confirmed the NATO troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, several regional and international actors…

Cooperazione transfrontaliera Iran Pakistan SpecialEurasia e1632656938168
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Cooperazione transfrontaliera Iran-Pakistan in ottica geopolitica euroasiatica

Il recente accordo tra Iran e Pakistan per il controllo e la messa in sicurezza dell’area di frontiera evidenzia un possibile avvicinamento di Teheran e Islamabad in ottica geopolitica con possibili ripercussioni nella vicina regione dell’Asia Centrale,in special modo a seguito del ritiro delle truppe statunitensi dall’Afghanistan e dell’ampliamento degli investimenti cinesi in supporto alla Belt and Road Initiative.

Gasdotto TAPI e geopolitica SpecialEurasia e1632656424803
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Gasdotto TAPI tra speranze future e interessi geopolitici

Il recente incontro tra i rappresentanti del Governo turkmeno e i talebani sembra aver dato nuove speranze per la realizzazione del progetto del gasdotto TAPI, infrastruttura che all’interno dello scacchiere geopolitico euroasiatico vede scontrarsi gli interessi di attori internazionali (Stati Uniti, Russia, Cina) e regionali.

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Afghanistan today between terrorism and geopolitics: interview with Jill Suzanne Kornetsky

Afghanistan is a strategic country in Eurasia, a land where superpowers (British Empire, Soviet Union, the United States) had known their limits trying to control the local population and include it in their geopolitical strategy. Therefore, we decide to discuss current dynamics and future developments of Afghanistan with Jill Suzanne Kornetsky, a Kabul-based consultant, researcher, analyst and social entrepreneur.

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Afghan security forces killed a high-ranking member of Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent

The National Directorate of Security of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan reported that Afghan security forces killed a high-ranking member of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), Mohammad Hanif. Despite the Taliban has often denied their involvement with al-Qaeda, latest military operations have underlined how strong is the presence and penetration of the terrorist organisation in Afghanistan.

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Kabul: a terrorist attack against the Afghan Vice-President

On Wednesday morning in Kabul, unknown assailants attacked the motorcade of the first Vice-President of Afghanistan, Amrullah Saleh. The politician was not injured during the attempt. This event underlines how complex is the current situation of Afghanistan due to the Talibans’ activities and the presence of jihadist fighters linked to the Islamic State and foreign actors.

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Afghanistan today: security status and possible future development. Meeting with H.E. Helena Malikyar the Ambassador of Afghanistan to Italy

Because Afghanistan matters in geopolitics and its stability might be considered as one of the main goals of the international community, we decided to meet H.E. Helena Malikyar, the Ambassador of Afghanistan to Italy to discuss issues related to the security, stability, economic development and future challenges in Afghanistan.

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Washington signed a deal with the Taliban, but this is not the end of the war

The U.S.-Taliban deal allows Washington to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan but does not represent the war’s end. Undeniably, the Taliban and other terrorist organisations still threaten the Afghan people and national security.

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Washington signed a deal with the Taliban, but this is not the end of the war

The US – Taliban deal should be only interpreted as an agreement between Washington and a specific group of Taliban for the safe passage of the US troops’ withdrawal. The agreement was welcomed as a success in diplomacy. However, the war in the country cannot be considered over since in Afghanistan several factions of Taliban and different terrorist groups connected to external actors are operating.

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Taliban attacks increased in Afghanistan in the last quarter of 2019

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) recently published a quarterly report which highlights that over the last quarter of 2019, the number of Taliban attacks in Afghanistan increased by 17% compared to the same period in 2018. The high level of attacks conducted by the Taliban might seriously threaten the dialogue on the peace agreement started by the United States.