My new co-authored report was recently published. You can download a copy here:
‘Between Co-operation and Insulation: Afghanistan’s Relations with the Central Asian Republics,’ Report co-authored with Reza Kazemi. The Afghanistan Analysts Network (June 2014). Download PDF.
The report covers drug trafficking, border security, economic relations, diplomatic ties, cultural connections, and the danger (or lack thereof) presented by Islamist/insurgent groups. All 5 former Soviet Republics in Central Asia are covered: Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. The role of Russia and the United States in the region is also analyzed.
Photo by author: The river border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan.