Afghanistan’s power-hungry neighbours

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RUSSIA IS ARMING ONE WARLORD, Iran another. Wealthy Saudis have resumed funding Islamic extremists and some Central Asian republics are backing their ethnic allies. India and Pakistan are playing out an intense rivalry as they secretly back opposing forces. The playing field is Afghanistan, and the interference threatens to revive a multifaceted power struggle that in the early 1990s eventually gave way to a near-ruinous rule by the Taliban.”

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