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Enemy of my enemy: Iran and the Taliban (Mohammed Ayoob, The Strategist)

The Taliban victory and the American exit from Afghanistan have shuffled the pack in the region in multiple ways. Several of Afghanistan’s neighbours with major stakes in the country have reacted to these developments with ambivalence. Pakistan, the Taliban’s major external source of support and its primary advocate in the international community, has exulted over the Taliban coming to power in Afghanistan because it serves its strategic objectives vis-à-vis its nemesis India.

Enemy of my enemy: Iran and the Taliban | The Strategist (aspistrategist.org.au)