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Title: The Taliban and the Future of Iran-Afghanistan Relations
Authors: Shuja, Asif 
Issue Date: 18-Jan-2022
Publisher: Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore
Citation: Shuja, Asif (2022-01-18). The Taliban and the Future of Iran-Afghanistan Relations. The Afghanistan Crisis: Anxieties and Trigger Points. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Notwithstanding its past sectarian and other differences with the Taliban, Iran, in the midst of deteriorating relations with the United States, particularly over the nuclear issue, was compelled to see the Islamist movement as a lesser evil than the continued presence of US troops in Afghanistan. Thus, Iran’s ties with sections of the Taliban had improved even before the group’s recent return to power. With ISIS being a common threat to both Tehran and the Taliban, a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan could potentially be a part of Iran’s extended “Axis of Resistance”.
Source Title: The Afghanistan Crisis: Anxieties and Trigger Points
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