Weekly Geopolitical Report – Afghanistan, Part III: Russia and Central Asia (September 27, 2021)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA | PDF

In Part I of this report, we reviewed the history of Afghanistan and why great powers have fought over it for centuries.  In Part II, last week, we examined how the United States exit from Afghanistan will affect Pakistan, India, and Iran.  This week, our focus is on how the U.S. exit will play out for Russia and the Central Asian countries.  We’ll wrap up the series next week with Part IV, which will look at the implications for China and beyond, as well as the overall investment ramifications of the U.S. withdrawal.

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