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Central Asian Ally
Russia to Boost Tajikistan Army Amid Afghanistan 'Deterioration'
Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan will hold joint military drills next week near Tajikistan's border with Afghanistan.
Russia Calls Taliban ‘Rational,’ Blames Afghan Gov’t for Blocking Talks
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the Taliban delegation promised not to threaten ex-Soviet Central Asian states and to fight the Islamic State.
Russia in Talks to Help Tajikistan Build Afghan Border Outpost
Moscow is stepping up its activity in the region as the Taliban has captured swathes of Afghan territory from government forces.
Russian Tanks Move to Afghan Border Ahead of Drills
The troops will practice tasks of ensuring "the territorial integrity of Central Asian states," the Defense Ministry said.
Russia to Hold Central Asia Army Drills Near Afghan Border
Russia said it will stage military drills next month with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan near Afghanistan's border where the Taliban has led a lightning offensive...
Russia Shows Tentative Willingness to Let U.S. Use Central Asia Bases
The arrangement — reportedly aired at the Biden-Putin summit — would involve U.S. forces using the Russian bases for operations in Afghanistan.
Russia Says U.S. Mission in Afghanistan Has Failed
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the U.S. of creating instability in the region with its "hasty withdrawal."
Afghanistan After the U.S. Pullout: Challenges to Russia and Central Asia
The U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan leaves the country in a state of growing turmoil. Russia will need to do all it can to prevent extremist...
Demonstration of Power
Russia Holds Military Drills in Tajikistan Amid Taliban Offensive
Moscow is closely watching the offensive, concerned about the security of countries in ex-Soviet Central Asia where it maintains military bases.
Russia Says Taliban Controls Two-Thirds of Afghan-Tajik Border
Russia said it is ready to take "additional measures" to "prevent aggression" on its ally Tajikistan but urged all sides to "show restraint."
Tajikistan Seeks Russia-Led Alliance’s Aid as Violence Builds on Afghan Border
The security situation along the remote, mountainous Afghan-Tajik border has deteriorated in recent weeks as U.S. forces quit the region.
Russia Says Ready to Activate Tajik Military Base Amid U.S. Pullout, Taliban Advance in Afghanistan
“We’ll do everything ... to prevent any aggressive encroachments against our allies,” Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
U.S. Intel Has ‘Low to Moderate’ Confidence in Reports of Russia-Taliban Bounties
The Kremlin has long dismissed the reports that Russia offered bounties to the Taliban to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan.
Russia Says U.S. Troop Pullout from Afghanistan Risks 'Escalation'
The Foreign Ministry warned that Biden's new pullout deadline risks escalating the long-running conflict and derailing peace talks.
Russia Hails 'Successful' Start to Talks to Save Iran Nuclear Deal
Russia said talks aimed at salvaging an international agreement on Iran's nuclear programme got off to a "successful" start on Tuesday.
Taliban Urged Not to Launch Spring Offensive at Moscow Talks
International efforts for a peace deal are intensifying ahead of a deadline for U.S. troops to withdraw from Afghanistan.
What's at Stake When Moscow Hosts Afghan Peace Talks?
Analysts say the Moscow talks offer a chance for both the Taliban and the Afghan government to reassess their stances in the peace process.
Why Russia Is Hedging Its Bets in Afghanistan
Moscow doesn’t see the current Afghan government as autonomous, and is trying to strike a balance between all the different forces at play.
The ‘Talibangate’ Claims About Russian Bounties Still Don’t Add Up
A story that raises serious probability questions is being accepted by many as proven.
follow the money
Bank Transfers Bolstered U.S. Suspicions of Russia-Taliban Bounty – NYT
U.S. intercepts reportedly showed large transfers from Russian military intelligence to a Taliban-linked account.
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