Great Power Politics on Afghanistan

• An effective regional strategy for South and Central Asia must therefore focus primarily on securing U.S. vital interests at the lowest reasonable cost.

• China’s Afghanistan Policy focuses more on economic aspect, however it does not neglect the security dimension.

• Russia’s Afghanistan policy follows a similar pattern to the Soviet Era, therefore it is not difficult to predict its course.

• For Russian Foreign Policy, Afghanistan should be considered in terms of the geopolitical setting between the USA, China, India and Pakistan.