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Event | 21 January 2022

The Afghanistan crisis and its implications for Russia-West relations

Afghanistan is facing multiple crises today, all of which can impact Russia-West relations. From a dire humanitarian disaster and the potential loss of Taliban control to the outflow of Afghan migrants and the future of the drugs trade, the Afghanistan crisis neither starts nor ends with the U.S. withdrawal.

On 29 October 2021 the European Leadership Network (ELN) convened the Contact Group on Russia-West Relations to consider the implications of US/NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan. This was the Contact Group’s 13th meeting. The Group met virtually, with an external expert and with the participation of ELN Senior and Younger Generation network members.

Read the full summary of the meeting here.