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Russian and Pakistani Experts Compare Notes on the Situation in Afghanistan

On November 25, 2021, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) together with the Strategic Vision Institute (SVI, Pakistan) held a closed webinar “Current Turmoil in Afghanistan: Russia-Pakistan Potential Role” On November 25, 2021, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) together with the Strategic Vision Institute (SVI, Pakistan) held a closed webinar ...


Pakistan’s Opportunities

Pakistan’s ancient history of being a civilization at the crossroads is again opening and serving Pakistan a plethora of new opportunities Devastated Pakistan In 1971, Pakistan suffered a devastating defeat. East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) had rebelled ...


Russia and the Afghanistan conundrum

... affairs. Ethnic Tajiks make up more than a quarter of Afghanistan's population, but members of the Taliban predominantly belong to the biggest ethnic group, the Pashtuns. The other major voice that could be heard during those tensed days was that of Pakistan, which urged Tajikistan and the Taliban to back away from the conflict brewing on the border. In the aftermath of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, Pakistan has tried to reinvigorate its grip on the fragile country. According to some reports,...


India — Pakistan and Russia — Ukraine: What if We Compare the Two?

... their neighborhoods, which complicates the stances Moscow and New Delhi take on the international stage all the more, diverting attention and resources as well as preventing them from settling into the global international community firm and steady. Pakistan has been a thorn in India’s side for a long time, while Ukraine has recently played a similar role for Russia. How far can we draw parallels between the India–Pakistan and Russia–Ukraine stand-offs? Are there any reasonable grounds to talk ...


Post COVID-19 Strategic South Asia

COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an impact on the entire spectrum of life. India and Pakistan are both affected by the coronavirus but will recover eventually. When the pandemic subdues, the strategic issues of contention between India and Pakistan are unlikely to be altered. The contemporary strategic environment in South Asia will not ...


What’s on the Agenda for Prime Minister Modi’s Trip to America?

... Modi must do his best to prioritize this in coordination with his country’s most trusted partners. The last of the three crises is the Western withdrawal from Afghanistan, which resulted in a devastating setback for Indian strategic interests there. Pakistan has masterfully positioned itself as the most indispensable country for ensuring its neighbor’s post-war stability considering its close ties with the Taliban. It is no longer possible to isolate Islamabad no matter how much some in New Delhi ...


The Fall of Kabul and the Balance of Power in Greater Eurasia

... Russia and the Anglo-Saxon powers — first Britain and later the United States. But what is happening and will continue to happen in Afghanistan may have more varied consequences. With a high degree of probability, it will strengthen the position of Pakistan, which already closely cooperates with China and relies on its economic opportunities. India will feel more insecure — this country already estimates the fall of the republican government in Kabul as a serious blow to its strategic interests....


From Proxy Wars to Proxy Diplomacy

... example, Armenia or Belarus, and not the actual bilateral relations. Russia also cannot proceed from the assumption that fully ordinary bilateral diplomacy exists in relations with Lithuania or Romania. An opposite example is Russia's policy towards Pakistan, Kazakhstan or Uzbekistan - countries that have the resources necessary for independent survival and responsible foreign policy. China has tried to build traditional relations with the countries of Eastern Europe, but now these efforts are facing ...


What Benefits Would India Derive by Joining the Extended Troika on Afghanistan?

Zamir Kabulov, Russian Special Presidential Envoy to Afghanistan, has recently expressed hope that India would participate in the Extended Troika of itself, China, Pakistan and the U.S. but clarified that New Delhi would first have to obtain influence over both sides of the conflict. According to TASS, his exact words were as follows: “India’s future efforts, in a more expanded format will only be welcomed. ...


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