Opinion: No joy for Iran over the Taliban romp next door

Source: Houston Chronicle - View Original Article
Published: Jul 15, 2021
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Policy Leaning:

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20% Negative


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Policy Leaning Analysis:

This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of 96% Conservative:

  • 2 positive sentiments and 10 negative sentiments for Iran.



Policies:

Iran

Sentiments

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16% "The more practical-minded Taliban leaders have long recognized that Iran is a useful conduit to Western markets for Afghan opium, the militia's main source ..."
8% "As a direct consequence, Iran has one of the world's highest rates of addiction.""
-6% "The effect will be felt in Iran long before it raises the anxieties of Western law enforcement officials.""
-8% "For Iran, Afghanistan represents the weakest link in the network of proxies and partners through which it wields influence in its neighborhood.""
-18% "This is already raising alarms in China and Russia, but Tehran, by way of proximity and animosity, is the most vulnerable.""
-20% "Although Iran has stepped up its diplomatic outreach to the Taliban, the government of incoming President Ebrahim Raisi, facing growing discontent at home amid ..."
-22% "So, even as they smiled oleaginously at the Taliban leaders across the table in Tehran last week, the Iranians knew they were facing an ..."
-26% "The Iranians and the Taliban managed to come to a modus vivendi, but relations remained hostile, and not only because of their competing sectarian ..."
-32% "Although Iran has provided shelter and safe passage to top al-Qaida leaders, it is regarded with implacable hostility by many other extremist groups allied ..."

We have listed the top 10 sentiments. More sentiments do exist. Please review the full article for more information.



*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. Bias scores are on a scale of -100% to 100% with higher negative scores being more liberal and higher positive scores being more conservative. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization.

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

58% : The more practical-minded Taliban leaders have long recognized that Iran is a useful conduit to Western markets for Afghan opium, the militia's main source of revenue.
54% : As a direct consequence, Iran has one of the world's highest rates of addiction.
47% : The effect will be felt in Iran long before it raises the anxieties of Western law enforcement officials.
46% : For Iran, Afghanistan represents the weakest link in the network of proxies and partners through which it wields influence in its neighborhood.
41% : This is already raising alarms in China and Russia, but Tehran, by way of proximity and animosity, is the most vulnerable.
40% : Although Iran has stepped up its diplomatic outreach to the Taliban, the government of incoming President Ebrahim Raisi, facing growing discontent at home amid fading hopes of quick economic relief from the West, must now reckon with renewed perils in the east.
39% : Although the Iranians have recruited Afghan refugees to fight -- mainly to serve as cannon-fodder -- in places like Syria, Tehran has never deployed them in their homeland.
39% : So, even as they smiled oleaginously at the Taliban leaders across the table in Tehran last week, the Iranians knew they were facing an old antagonist, newly reinvigorated.
37% : The Iranians and the Taliban managed to come to a modus vivendi, but relations remained hostile, and not only because of their competing sectarian world views: The mostly Sunni militiamen regard the Shiism of Iran as a heresy.
34% : Although Iran has provided shelter and safe passage to top al-Qaida leaders, it is regarded with implacable hostility by many other extremist groups allied to the Taliban.
30% : So any sense of schadenfreude in Tehran over President Joe Biden's attempts to rationalize the American withdrawal from Afghanistan will have been stifled by the alarming news that the Taliban has taken control of Islam Qala, a key border post between the two countries.
30% : Iran is also home to over 750,000 Afghan refugees, and perhaps 2 million more who are undocumented.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. Bias scores are on a scale of -100% to 100% with higher negative scores being more liberal and higher positive scores being more conservative, and 0% being neutral. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization.

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