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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

19.11.2013 18:42:00

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