OSW Studies

Russia's Afghan Problem. The Russian Federation and the Afghanistan problem since 2001

Russia is facing a difficult choice regarding its further policy towards the Afghan problem. It seems that Moscow has no coherent or consistent strategy. It is likely that the Russian ruling elite, like expert circles, is divided on this issue. In practice, the Russian authorities now seem to be simultaneously implementing elements of  various strategies, thus trying to leave themselves the widest possible room for manoeuvre.