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What countries are involved with Afghanistan?

What countries are involved with Afghanistan?

These fighters won extensive covert backing from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United States and were joined in their fight by foreign volunteers (who soon formed a network, known as al-Qaeda, to coordinate their efforts). The guerrilla war against the Soviet forces led to their departure in 1989.

How many countries helped the US in Afghanistan?

5 October 2016: 75 countries and 26 international organisations and agencies pledged USD 15.2 billion in financial support for Afghanistan until 2020.

What is Iran’s relationship with Afghanistan?

Afghanistan and Iran are major trading partners since they share an extensive border region. As part of the trade corridor with Central Asia, Afghanistan exports to Iran increased to over 40 million USD in 2013 (mostly in form of agricultural products), but then declined to below 20 million USD in 2019.

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What was the longest war?

Many believe this war will last for generations and may include repeated incursions into Afghanistan. America’s real longest war was the conflict against Native Americans, called the American Indian Wars, which most historians characterize as beginning in 1609 and ending in 1924.

Are US and Iran’s national interests converging?

The nuclear issue has dominated relations between the US and Iran over the past decade. Now that the two countries have shelved that issue by agreeing to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, it is appropriate to ask where and how the national interests of both countries converge and conflict.

Are Iranians and Americans working in concert to fight ISIL in Iraq?

The uncomfortable but undeniable fact is that Iranians and Americans are working in concert to fight ISIL in Iraq.

Does the United States have a diplomatic relationship with Iran?

The United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran have had no formal diplomatic relationship since that date. Switzerland is the U.S. protecting power and provides limited consular services to U.S. citizens in Iran. Iran has no embassy in Washington, D.C.

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What are the opportunities for further collaboration between the US and Iran?

Two in particular stand out as opportunities for further (if unstated) collaboration: Iraq and Afghanistan. In Iraq, Iranian and American interests align in the desire for a stable, majority-dominated and thus Shia government in Bagdad, and in the war against ISIL. First, consider how both countries’ military capabilities complement each other.