China, India and Russia prepare for terrorist resurgence after Nato leaves Afghanistan

Afghan soldiers at a funeral ceremony in Kabul after 21 of their comrades were killed in a Taliban attack in February 2014 (photo:dpa)
Afghan soldiers at a funeral ceremony in Kabul after 21 of their comrades were killed in a Taliban attack in February 2014 (photo:dpa)

The future of Afghanistan will be determined not only by the US’s decision over whether some troops remain after 2014 but also by the credibility of the April 5 presidential elections and the policies of neighbouring countries which will have to deal with a security vacuum and an increased threat of terrorism throughout the region. These factors will each play a vital role in determining whether Afghanistan can avoid slipping into chaos and becoming again a base for international terrorism.

<i>With chances increasing that the US and Nato will fail to leave behind any forces in Afghanistan after 2014, doubts about the future stability of the state and fears of its revival as a ho...

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