Iran’s Afghanistan Policy: Security Parameters

The U.S. has been gradually decreasing the number of its combat troops in Afghanistan and continuing negotiations with the Karzai administration on the timing and terms of the complete withdrawal from the country. Although the parties have not yet reached full agreement on these questions, they have agreed that the troop presence will be considerably reduced by the end of 2014. Iran is keen to lead those countries that will need to reshape their policies toward Afghanistan in the post-2014 period, depending on the changing conditions in the country.

Authors: Eyüp Ersoy