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Jul 13, 2018 | 17:52 GMT

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Pakistan: Intelligence Chiefs From China, Russia, Iran Meet to Discuss Islamic State

What Happened: Pakistan hosted a meeting of intelligence agency chiefs from China, Russia and Iran to discuss counterterrorism efforts against the Islamic State, The Express Tribune reported July 13.

Why It Matters: The Islamic State in Afghanistan poses a transnational threat that threatens countries such as Russia, China and Iran, creating another reason for these regional powers to maintain a stake in Afghanistan.

Background: Russia and Pakistan were on opposing sides during the Soviet-Afghan war, but they are now exploring a closer security relationship to counter their shared enemy, the Islamic State.

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