February 14, 2014

Iran and India: Afghanistan's 'Plan B'?

Rajeev Agarwal, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

While Iran and India have always been potential alternatives for Afghanistan, it is only in the past few months that Kabul seems to have been getting traction on this option. The Iran nuclear deal has perhaps unshackled some of the constraints India may have felt seeking Iran’s support in finding an optimal solution for Afghanistan.

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