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The Resource Iran's influence in Afghanistan : implications for the U.S. drawdown, Alireza Nader, Ali G. Scotten, Ahmad Idrees Rahmani, Robert Stewart, Leila Mahnad, (electronic resource)

Iran's influence in Afghanistan : implications for the U.S. drawdown, Alireza Nader, Ali G. Scotten, Ahmad Idrees Rahmani, Robert Stewart, Leila Mahnad, (electronic resource)

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Iran's influence in Afghanistan : implications for the U.S. drawdown
Title
Iran's influence in Afghanistan
Title remainder
implications for the U.S. drawdown
Statement of responsibility
Alireza Nader, Ali G. Scotten, Ahmad Idrees Rahmani, Robert Stewart, Leila Mahnad
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Language
eng
Summary
"This study explores Iranian influence in Afghanistan and the implications for the United States after the departure of most American forces from Afghanistan. Iran has substantial economic, political, cultural, and religious leverage in Afghanistan. Kabul faces an obdurate insurgency that is likely to exploit the U.S. and international drawdown. The Afghan government will also face many economic difficulties in future years, and Afghanistan is highly dependent on international economic aid. Additionally, the biggest problem facing Afghanistan may be political corruption. Iranian influence in Afghanistan following the drawdown of international forces need not necessarily be a cause of concern for the United States though. Although Tehran will use its cultural, political, and economic sway in an attempt to shape a post-2016 Afghanistan, Iran and the United States share core interests there: to prevent the country from again becoming dominated by the Taliban and a safe haven for al Qaeda. This study examines Iran's historic interests in Afghanistan and its current policies in that country, and explores the potential implications for U.S. policy. The research is based on field interviews in Afghanistan, the use of primary sources in Dari and Persian, and scholary research in English."
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Nader, Alireza
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Scotten, Ali G
  • Rahmani, Ahmad Idrees
  • Stewart, Robert
  • Mahnad, Leila
  • International Security and Defense Policy Center
  • Rand Corporation
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  • Political stability
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • United States
  • United States
  • Iran
  • Afghanistan
  • Iran
  • Afghanistan
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Iran's influence in Afghanistan : implications for the U.S. drawdown, Alireza Nader, Ali G. Scotten, Ahmad Idrees Rahmani, Robert Stewart, Leila Mahnad, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Note
  • "RR-616"--Page 4 of cover
  • "National Security Research Division."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 49-58)
Contents
Introduction -- Iran and Afghanistan: a complicated relationship -- Close but not exclusive ties with Afghan Tajik and Shia -- Iran's political role in Afghanistan -- Iran's positive economic influence -- Iran's anti-U.S. policies in Afghanistan -- Iran's military aid to Afghan insurgents -- Challenges to Iranian influence in Afghanistan -- Popular resistance to Iranian influence -- Water disputes -- Narcotics challenges -- Refugee issues -- Iran and other powers in Afghanistan -- Iran and Pakistan -- Iran and India -- Iran and Russia -- The China factor -- Conclusion and implications for the United States
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ssj0001402266
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 58 pages)
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780833085924
Lccn
2014469216
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001402266
Label
Iran's influence in Afghanistan : implications for the U.S. drawdown, Alireza Nader, Ali G. Scotten, Ahmad Idrees Rahmani, Robert Stewart, Leila Mahnad, (electronic resource)
Note
  • "RR-616"--Page 4 of cover
  • "National Security Research Division."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 49-58)
Contents
Introduction -- Iran and Afghanistan: a complicated relationship -- Close but not exclusive ties with Afghan Tajik and Shia -- Iran's political role in Afghanistan -- Iran's positive economic influence -- Iran's anti-U.S. policies in Afghanistan -- Iran's military aid to Afghan insurgents -- Challenges to Iranian influence in Afghanistan -- Popular resistance to Iranian influence -- Water disputes -- Narcotics challenges -- Refugee issues -- Iran and other powers in Afghanistan -- Iran and Pakistan -- Iran and India -- Iran and Russia -- The China factor -- Conclusion and implications for the United States
Control code
ssj0001402266
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 58 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780833085924
Lccn
2014469216
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001402266

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