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The Complex World Order

... superior, technological capabilities outside the Western world. The establishment of the world’s biggest trading area, the RCEP, with China and ASEAN without either Europe or North America. Iran and Afghanistan moving towards China and towards the SCO. Rising calls in the EU for Strategic Autonomy from the U.S. It is now clear that the world is not simple. Modern International Relations Theory in Big Trouble International Relations thinkers have problems with complexity. Kenneth Waltz’s famous ...

Риис Карстен
05.10.2021 18:16:18

The U.S. Intensifies its Asia Diplomacy

... close ally with the U.S., it must look after American interests and protect its strategic goals. It is against Russian interests. Naturally, the gap between India and Russia may widen further. It also creates doubts about the Indian presence in the SCO, which China and Russia lead. Maybe, India is sharing the confidential issues discussed in the SCO with the U.S. The whole region needs to re-assess its policy toward India as spying for the U.S. The region is struggling for peace, stability and development,...

Awan Zamir Ahmed
05.08.2021 17:45:07

U.S. Seeking Military Bases in Neighborhood or Close Vicinity of Afghanistan

... American troop presence in Afghanistan.” He further noted, “I will not pass this responsibility to a fifth,” announcing that the troops’ withdrawal would start on May 1 and be completed by September 11.Omar Sobhani/Reuters Last week, General Scott Miller, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afganistan since 2018, said that foreign military bases would gradually be handed over to the Afghan forces. “Local action” has begun as part of the planned withdrawal of foreign troops from the ...

Awan Zamir Ahmed
17.05.2021 12:05:59

Securely knotting Indo-Russian ties

... to India.[1] This kind of understanding was further enriched in 1960s and 1970s. However, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, an impeding financial crisis sparked off in Russia, engulfing its defense industrial complex as well. At the time, Moscow was thus not able to meet the Indian demands, but the beginning of the new millennium marked a shift in this sense. As of late, the two countries have already been cooperatively producing MiG fighters, Su-30 jets, T-90 tanks and BrahMos cruise missiles....

Gironi Camilla
23.04.2021 13:40:11

Russia-Pakistan Relations: The Way Forward

... visit was part of the growing interaction and regular high-level exchanges between Pakistan and the Russian Federation. Earlier, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met Foreign Minister Lavrov on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Bishkek in June 2019, an encounter followed by the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) meeting in Moscow in September 2020. The visit was cordial and carried high importance. Both sides discussed a wide range of common interests and ...

Awan Zamir Ahmed
13.04.2021 12:59:03

Indo-Chinese Conflict and the Eurasian Heartland

... Historical Chance?” revitalized the idea of Mackinder's paradigm, according to which who controls the Eurasian Heartland, controls The World-Island. He sees this formula as very modern. In his opinion, Sino-Indian cooperation beyond the RIC, BRICS and SCO framework would mean the control of the Eurasian Heartland at present and in the future. In his article, the author highlights how such cooperation could work, as well as how, serving as a tandem, China and India could attract both authoritarian states ...

Ostner Ralf
16.07.2020 21:05:10

Putin's Visit to China: What Next for Sino-Russian Relations?

... both countries. Russia and China attach great importance to promoting all-around cultural exchanges. In 2016-2017 more than 250 events were organized between the media communities of the two countries. In September 2017, the first joint university (Moscow State University and Beijing Institute of Technology) was opened in Shenzhen. It has been announced that 2018-2019 are the China-Russia interregional cooperation cross-years. It is expected that more than 100,000 Chinese football fans will visit ...

Кулинцев Юрий
08.06.2018 11:09:25

SCO’s Anti-terrorism Efforts and Future Prospects

Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) adheres to the principle of openness and does not intend to direct its actions against any sovereign state. With actively and consistently pursuing dialogue, diplomatic exchanges and cooperation, it strictly observers all the principles inscribed ...

Ali Bhatti Baber
28.12.2017 07:48:09

SCO’s Council of Heads of Government (CHG) Summit: An analysis of Pakistan’s Representation

16th meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's (SCO) Council of the Heads of Government (CHG) was held from November 30, 2017 to December 1, 2017 at Sochi, Russia. Since Pakistan and India were accepted as full member of SCO in its 17th summit held in June 2017, this is the first meeting of the SCO ...

Ali Bhatti Baber
19.12.2017 07:20:03

Pakistan and Central Asian Republics

... states are members of the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) which was primarily formed to develop and improve the economic infrastructure and transportation system in the region. Fortunately or unfortunately, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) while making headway with two major powers, Russia and China, has almost eclipsed the ECO that has caused the considerable blow to its effectiveness.Given the complicated picture of the whole region along with the CARs, Pakistan must revisit its ...

Ali Bhatti Baber
27.11.2017 11:02:01

Pakistan’s SCO membership: success with liabilities

A few months ago, Pakistan successfully managed to secure the membership of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) which is, undoubtedly, a significant accomplishment for the country. Credit must be given to the drivers of Pakistan’s foreign policy and owes to the multitude of reasons. However, Pakistan has much more to achieve via SCO platform because this ...

Ali Bhatti Baber
14.11.2017 08:42:10

Indo-U.S. Axis and Major Powers

... because both countries are still economically intertwined. Russia depends on Indian defence spending largesse that promises an investment of US$ 100 billion in nuclear industry sector alone. Owing to this, New Delhi exercises substantial leverage over Moscow’s foreign policy.    China and Russia have exercised pragmatism in dealing with Indo-U.S. Axis and made India member of SCO in perhaps a hope that India may revert to its so-called policy of non-alignment.Pakistan believes that the simultaneous ...

Hayat Zeeshan
21.08.2017 09:53:10

Disappointment in Tashkent: Iran and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

... proved to not be nearly as successful for another regional player. Despite its return to the global stage following the removal of UN sanctions, Iran’s reception at the summit did not live up to its expectations. Iran’s history with the SCO is complicated. The country has observer status with the organization and first applied for membership in 2008. At the time, Iran’s membership was blocked by the SCO due to the UN sanctions over the country’s nuclear weapons program. Following ...

Tatara Chris
13.07.2016 14:35:00

Viewpoint from Pakistan: Russia is a necessity for regional peace

... we have seen that Pakistan and Russia held talks on security cooperation, especially against groups in the North Caucasus and Pakistan which could be inter-connected through ties with the global Al Qaeda (3). There must be concerted efforts between Moscow and Islamabad to tackle this core issue and find out the origin of these militant organizations. Patterns show that these terrorist organizations have indirectly provided justifications for US military interventions around the world. A panacea for ...

Khalid Zaki
19.11.2013 18:42:00

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