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.
The Indian Foreign Affairs Minister's recent visit to Moscow highlights that Russia-India relations intensify because New Delhi has become one of the Kremlin's essential trading partners and a valuable ally in Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific.
Pakistani officials have shown their interest in developing economic cooperation with Uzbekistan due to Islamabad's regional strategy in Central Asia and Pakistan's desire to play a more influential role in the region to counter India and support the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative.
The Russian Federation wants militarily support Tajikistan in controlling the borders with Afghanistan and contrast the possible Taliban offensive in the region.
The Taliban offensive in northern Afghanistan alarms international actors and local players in Central Asia concerned about the future regional destabilisation and the rise of terrorist groups activities.
Since U.S. President Joe Biden confirmed the NATO troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, several regional and international actors have demonstrated their commitment to support the Afghan transition peace process and exploit the possible geopolitical vacuum left by Washington.
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.
TAPI Pipeline Project and the US-NATO Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan. An interview with Ambassador Khaled Ahmad Zekriya
ASRIE Analytica met with H.E. Khaled Ahmad Zekriya, the Ambassador of Afghanistan in Italy and discussed the future of the TAPI as well as the implication of the US and NATO troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The Durand Line is the inheritance of European colonialism and has characterized the region where the Pashtun tribes have always lived and are now separated between Afghanistan and Pakistan. We met Akhmad Khan Mumtaz, CEO of the Afghan Mumtaz Group of Companies and Chief of Ali-Khel Zazai Tribe on both sides of the Durand Line, to discuss with him the current situation in the region and prospects.
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.
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.
The Russian ambassador in Afghanistan, Dmitry Zhirnov, confirmed the Kremlin's interests in improving its diplomatic and commercial relations with Kabul and supporting the national peace process without any forms of foreign interference. Zhirnov's words underlined the Russian desire to play a strategic role in Afghanistan and counter the United States and Chinese presence.
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.