Why Is Russia In Afghanistan?

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Originally published on June 30, 2020 2:07 pm

The White House has briefed members of Congress on possible bounties that the Russians paid to the Taliban to kill U.S. troops. But why is Russia developing a relationship with the Taliban — and why is Moscow interested in Afghanistan at all?

We talk to Marvin Weinbaum, director of Afghanistan and Pakistan Studies at the Middle East Institute.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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