Named Russia's Benefits from US Departure from Afghanistan


Possible benefits from the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan for Central Asia and Russia are trying to discern the Australian research center Lowy Institute.


An article posted on the organization’s website states that although the attention of the world is now riveted on the effect of the deal between America and the Taliban (the Taliban is banned in Russia), the consequences of this act for the security of Afghanistan’s immediate neighbors and Central Asian states are ignored many foreign experts.

Some of the most active militants still active in Afghanistan, according to the publication, belong to Central Asian groups, such as the Islamic movements of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Also, ISIS cells (banned in the Russian Federation) are seen in the country, which, unlike the Taliban, has broader expansionist ambitions.

The withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan in 1989 led to the collapse of the Union-supported “communist regime in Kabul,” the analysis emphasizes. The pro-American government may also be in trouble.

Neighboring states are concerned about this fact, which forces them to strengthen coordination with their former patron, Russia. And for the Russian Federation, the withdrawal of American troops provides an excellent opportunity to further strengthen its position in Central Asia.

Russia's national security issues here cover a number of problems, such as drug and human trafficking, illegal migration, and, above all, terrorism. All of these threats come from Afghan territory.

Russia has spread its influence and power in the Central Asian region through a network of international institutions. Also, the Kremlin, the article notes, has an almost complete monopoly on the arms trade with local authorities. It is already clear that the republics of Central Asia will modernize their armed forces and special services with the active support of Moscow.

The article gives a cursory description of the Russian military-political presence in this area of ​​the former USSR. In particular, special attention is paid to the Kant air base in Kyrgyzstan, and defense cooperation with Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

In light of this, it is difficult to imagine the future of the security structure of Afghanistan and Central Asia without the active role of Russia

- Approved in an analytical publication.

The departure of the Americans will certainly create a vacuum of power and will necessitate the strengthening of Russian power, which will be deployed in order to prevent chaos. The Central Asian republics faced with uncertainty in Afghanistan will undoubtedly welcome this participation.
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  1. Vladimir_ Voronov (Vladimir) 8 May 2020 11: 02
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    Nothing new from the Americans. They came, they shit, and let others rake.
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    Digital error (Eugene) 8 May 2020 11: 14
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    I remembered the joke:

    Russian barbarians broke into Afghan villages, villages and camps, leaving behind only libraries, theaters, roads, hospitals and cities ...

    Interesting - what will the Americans leave behind?

    a number of problems, such as drug and human trafficking, illegal migration and, above all, terrorism

    I recalled inadvertently that after the introduction of our military contingent in Syria:

    The Russian military in Syria are fighting for their country, destroying terrorists on the far approaches to it

    - said the president of the Russian Federation. Maybe, guided by the same logic, take the place of Americans in Afghanistan?
    Or this logic somehow changes depending on the availability of minerals in the "sponsored" state ...
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      123 (123) 9 May 2020 15: 26
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      The Russian military in Syria are fighting for their country, destroying terrorists on the far approaches to it, the Russian president said.
      Maybe, guided by the same logic, take the place of Americans in Afghanistan?
      Or this logic somehow changes depending on the availability of minerals in the "sponsored" state ...

      1. Troops were brought into Syria at the invitation of a legitimate government, cooperation with which has continued since Soviet times. He is supported by the majority of the country's population, Russian troops there are allies.
      2. In Afghanistan, the Americans "raised" the government, it does not control most of the territory and does not enjoy the support of the population. It is highly likely that the entry of Russian troops will be perceived as occupation.
      3. As for minerals, do you think they are not there? Sarcasm turned out so-so no

      https://zolotodb.ru/article/12012

      https://lenta.ru/articles/2010/06/16/lithium1/

      http://www.mining-enc.ru/a/afganistan/

      https://www.fergananews.com/articles/182