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Afghanistan: The Next Big U.S.-Russia Proxy Battle

Apr 21, 2017 | 09:00 GMT
A memorial bearing the names of soldiers who died in the Soviet war in Afghanistan. Russia is stepping up its involvement in the country again.
A memorial bearing the names of soldiers who died in the Soviet war in Afghanistan. Russia is stepping up its involvement in the country again.
(SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia's increased involvement in Afghanistan -- both in the political and security realms -- is concerning to the United States. Though Afghanistan is less of a priority for Washington than the conflict in Syria, that does not preclude future increased U.S. involvement in the country....

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