Briefing, entitled "Russia Back in Afghanistan, but in
a Necessarily Limited Capacity".
The participation of Russian agents in a recent joint
special forces operation on Afghan territory falls
short of crossing the Rubicon for Russian forces that
have foresworn to return to Afghanistan after leaving
more than two decades, but highlights Moscow’s
preparations for the containment of instability
emanating from this country as the US-led coalition
there ponders exit strategies.