Earlier this month, the Russian government hosted a far-awaited peace convention on Afghanistan, which became attended by representatives from the Taliban. After the event, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov got photographed posing subsequent to individuals of the Taliban leadership, who, mockingly, are nonetheless on Russia's terror listing.
For keen observers of Russian foreign policy, it changed into clean that the convention become no longer greater than a image-op supposed to publicly declare the Kremlin's ambition to re-assert itself inside the southern a part of Central Asia and Afghanistan specifically.
The Taliban also benefited from the convention: for the primary time its representatives participated in a discussion board organised through a permanent member of the UN Security Council.
The conference changed into initially scheduled for September 4, however after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in my opinion spoke to Lavrov asking him to cancel it as it had to be postponed.
That reportedly angered the Taliban who through unofficial channels made it clear to Moscow that if it does not coordinate such adjustments of plan beneath strain from Kabul, its representatives might no longer display up at the following conference.
This time round, the Russian government decided to continue even after Ghani's government refusal to send an authentic delegation. Demonstrating growing engagement with the principle navy opposition player in Afghanistan become what it in the long run desired to acquire.
In the West, there are already rumours that Moscow is sending army components to the Taliban - a declare this is yet to be subsidized by concrete proof.
While the veracity of stories approximately Russian arms shipments to the Taliban is beneath question, what has been confirmed is that Russia changed into capable of persuade its management to come back to the November 9 convention via the use of army backdoor channels.
The Taliban, but, would possibly quickly discover that they do now not need to visit these extents to stress the United States into carrying out peace talks.
So far US President Donald Trump needed to move lower back on his promise to convey US troops "again home" from Afghanistan and below stress from the Pentagon authorized the deployment of extra military employees.
But his strategy should change inside the 2nd half of of his presidential term. He is desperate for re-election and for that he wishes a huge diplomatic "victory" to sell to its voters. Striking a deal with the Taliban and pulling out of Afghanistan may be that a whole lot-wanted victory he is seeking out.
The Russian regime seems to play outsmart this time when they are more likely to be involved in the struggle for power supremeacy with the United States Of America which is it's not so good friend at all but a stiff rival for sure.
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