Search: Afghanistan,Pakistan (19 materials)


The Efficiency of German Contribution in the Afghan Peace Process

... bodies to the negotiation table. Germany is really concerned, if the US troops withdrawal will take place Kabul government would collapse and the positive developments have so far came about would be lost. Thus Markus Potzel Germany’s special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, since some times endeavors to hold meetings with the representatives of both Taliban and the Afghan government, in order to initiate another round of peace talks. Consequently, If Germany genuinely put forth its efforts, it will help to avoid ...


Meeting with President of Strategic Vision Institute (Pakistan)

... institute, visited Russian International Affairs Council. On April 23, 2019, Dr.Zafar Iqbal Cheema, President of Strategic Vision, Pakistani research institute, visited Russian International Affairs Council. The following issues were discussed in the course ... ... possible multilateral nuclear arms control mechanisms in Asia, and likely scenarios for the development of the situation in Afghanistan.


Escape from Responsibility: the U.S. Is Looking for a Way Out of Afghanistan

... withdrawal of foreign troops. Thus, both the U.S., represented by Zalmay Khalilzad and Russia by Zamir Kabulov as well as the results of the Moscow talks in a gentleman's way declared the usefulness of both initiatives. However, the matter of whether Afghanistan will become a point of joint and coordinated actions of the United States and Russia remains open. Most likely a constructive dialogue between Moscow and Washington will not be formed because of many regional issues: American-Iranian relations, the Pakistani-Indian conflict, the actual intra-Afghan confrontation and the dynamics of Russian-American relations. Especially considering that the Americans are not afraid of harsh measures if something runs counter to a given direction. It was clearly ...


Pakistan Will Appreciate Russia Playing a More Active Role in the Region

... Afghanistan’s neighbors, Pakistan plays the most vital role in the peace process and afterwards. In addition to being bordering country stretching over the porous borderline of 2,430 km with Afghanistan, it has deep ethnic relations with Pashtuns of Afghanistan. Pakistan is the main gateway to sea route for Afghanistan. Around 50,000 people travel to Pakistan from Afghanistan daily. More than 2 million Afghan refugees are still in Pakistan. In view of this, better cordial relations are a must for peace in the ...


South Asian Gas Market: It’s Time to Mount an Offensive

... play a role here. The idea to build a gas pipeline across South Asia is nothing new. There is already the off-and-on Peace pipeline from Iran to Pakistan and further to India (known as IP Gas), as well as the TAPI gas pipeline (involving Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India). It should be noted that Iran and Turkmenistan, the gas producers for both projects, have already conducted the requisite work, and the relevant pipelines have already been laid. The problem is buyers and transit countries stalling ...


Bonus for the “Big Eight” in Qingdao: Some Thoughts on the SCO Summit

... composition. This was due to significant deepening of the SCO’s geopolitical dimension following the accession of India and Pakistan last year, whose leaders first took part in the organization’s activities at the Qingdao summit. As a result of the ... ... and extremist activities, the summit participants once again confirmed their unfailing support for regulating the situation in Afghanistan exclusively by peaceful means and by the Afghan people themselves, and called for a strengthening of the mechanisms ...


China and Russia are quasi allies … On strategic affairs Russia and India have serious conversations only at top level

... but on a new footing. Next in geographical terms would be India – because our relations with India are clear and there are unused opportunities that have been missed in the last 30 years. How would you characterise the Russia-Pakistan relationship? Pakistan is an important player, we want to be involved, have a relationship with them. But they are not in the same category as China or India. Is Russia supporting Taliban in Afghanistan? We are playing a very complicated game – sometimes we support somebody, sometimes we help somebody else. Taliban is also different. When we saw the US going in with ground troops we were aghast. That was a disaster. Now it’s different ...


New Age Globalization: Lessons for South Asia

... and Kurdistan are by ingenious populations and these lands have historically remained countries. Afghanistan in changing politics Three decades long Pakistan’s intervention and engagement with Afghanistan has by and large proved fruitless for both Afghanistan and Pakistan. After change of guards in USA, Trump has expressed positivity for Russia in the context NATO as well as in the post-Crimea crises. It seems USA and Russia again would join their hands in Afghanistan and on some other similar matters mostly based ...


The Islamic State in Afghanistan: a Real Threat to the Region?

... forces due to the influx of experienced military personnel from the Afghan conflict zone. According to various estimates ( 1 ; 2 ), during that time, a few hundred or even thousands of ethnic groups living in the territory of the Central Asian states, Afghanistan, Pakistan (Tajiks, Uzbeks, Pashtuns) arrived (made hijrah) through Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon along with hundreds of recruits from around the world to protect the IS stronghold. When the active phase of large-scale operations conducted ...


The TAPI project: Turkmenistan’s bet in pipeline geopolitics

... Turkmenistan has been making a number of more or less successful attempts to diversify its supply routes, for example, through the Trans-Caspian pipeline. An undeniable highlight of the past year has been the December 2015 launch of the Turkmenistan Afghanistan Pakistan India pipeline project, also known as TAPI. A highly ambitious initiative with its roots going back to the former President of Turkmenistan, the gas pipeline project has been positioned as a pipeline for peace, a means of connecting Afghanistan ...


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