The recent visit of Nikolai Patrushev to India underlines prospects of cooperation between Moscow and New Delhi on regional security and geopolitics, particularly after the U.S. troops withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Taliban rise to power.
From a political perspective, as the data highlights, Brazil might face instability. There are inner pressures for the replacement of the current president, Jair Bolsonaro, also taking into account the recent green light for Lula’s candidacy at the next election in 2022.
Afghanistan's humanitarian and security situation has been alarming the international community since the Taliban started their offensive and gained power in some districts where they are applying their vision of shari'a.
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 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.
The recent arrest of a terrorist group in Baghdad and the elimination of a high-ranking Islamic State member in Diyala province highlighted how terrorism is a permanent threat in Iraq despite all the efforts that local forces have made.
Iran and Tajikistan have intensified their relations and cooperation in recent weeks as part of Tehran's strategy of raising its presence and role in the Central Asia republic and establishing cooperation in political, economic, energy, and security sectors.
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.
The recent online summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States stressed Ankara's desire to enhance the cooperation with Central Asian countries elevating its geopolitical role and threatening China and Russia with pan-Turkism ideology.
The book "How They Rule the World: The 22 Secret Strategies of Global Power" written by Pedro Baños might be considered the initial step for those who want to understand the world of geopolitics and international affairs where nothing is as it seems.
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.