Afghans are Coming to the St Petersburg Economic Forum

Afghans are Coming to the St Petersburg Economic Forum

Representatives of Afghanistan have been invited to this year’s St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). Their delegation will be represented by Jamal Nasir Garwa, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of Kabul in Moscow. That being said, Russia shows it is not cooperating with the Taliban, who are still banned by both the UN and the Russian Federation, but with…

Chinese-Iranian Overland Connectivity Is Slowly But Surely Being Streamlined

Chinese-Iranian Overland Connectivity Is Slowly But Surely Being Streamlined

The grand strategic trend is that Iran is reorienting itself towards the East in line with the rest of the world as all key players in the global systemic transition to multipolarity begin focusing much more on Asia. The Middle Corridor (MC) between China and Turkey via Central Asia, the Caspian Sea, and the South…

Why does the Taliban Want to Move the Afghan Capital?

Why does the Taliban Want to Move the Afghan Capital?

As evidenced by information coming from Afghanistan, the situation and socio-economic position in the country is deteriorating. Every second Afghan resident is now suffering from hunger, and in the near future the food situation in the country may worsen further, Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said on May 27 during the fourth…

Russia & Iran Will Celebrate India’s Return to Afghanistan

Russia & Iran Will Celebrate India’s Return to Afghanistan

Neither has anything against Pakistan per se, it’s just that they don’t believe that any given actor should be disproportionately dependent on a single partner like many assumed that the Taliban was via Pakistan. Indian diplomats just held their first formal meeting with Taliban officials to discuss bilateral ties and the resumption of Delhi’s socio-economic…

Everything’s Getting Messy Again In Afghanistan

Everything’s Getting Messy Again In Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s internal insecurity, border tensions, and the potentially Pakistani-backed US military factor are combining to create yet another storm in the New Cold War that threatens to destabilize the region. Russia’s ongoing special military operation in Ukraine and the US-led West’s unprecedented response to it have distracted the international community from Afghanistan, which is once…

Uzbekistan’s Active Steps in Dialogue with the Kabul Authorities

Uzbekistan’s Active Steps in Dialogue with the Kabul Authorities

After the Taliban (banned in the Russian Federation) seized power in Afghanistan, many questions arose about the format and direction of future engagement with the terrorist movement. The tumultuous events in that country, against the background of the urgent withdrawal of US troops and the departure of the bankrupt “civilizers” with their mission, have once…