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EurasiaNet: What are the implications of the Taliban battlefield gains for stability in Central Asia?Rubin: On the one hand, if the Taliban continue to advance to the northeast, this will make the supply and infiltration routes of both the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan [IMU] and drug traders coming from the main opium-producing regions of Afghanistan somewhat easier. It might lead to the flight of refugees into Tajikistan. Less likely,
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