February 01, 2023
Do Pakistan-Russia Ties Have a Future?
By Salman Rafi Sheikh
There are strategic, economic, and geopolitical reasons for Islamabad to prefer ties with Washington over Moscow.
January 25, 2023
Pakistan Pursues Oil Deal With Russia
By Umair Jamal
Despite Western sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. has not openly objected to Pakistan buying oil from Moscow.
March 11, 2022
What Is Driving Pakistan’s Outreach to Russia?
By Riaz Khokhar
Following the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, Islamabad is betting that Russia is the best guarantor of its interest in the South and Central Asia region.
February 26, 2022
Ukraine Invasion Prompts Tepid Response From South Asia
By B. Z. Khasru
Pakistan’s prime minister was in Russia as the invasion began; India and Bangladesh have similarly refrained from criticizing Moscow.
February 23, 2022
Pakistan’s Imran Khan Heads to Russia Amid Ukraine Invasion Fears
By Associated Press
The crisis in Ukraine threatens to overshadow the first trip to Russia by a Pakistani prime minister in 23 years.
November 18, 2020
The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Diplomatic Repercussions for Pakistan
By Shahid Hussain
While Nagorno-Karabakh is over 2,000 kilometers from Pakistan’s borders, its conflicts may have a lasting effect on Pakistan’s diplomacy.
May 12, 2020
Can COVID-19 Draw Pakistan and Russia Closer Together?
By Shahid Hussain
In recent years, Russia and Pakistan have put aside some of their differences. The coronavirus could accelerate this reconciliation.
March 02, 2018
Has Russia Lost Patience With India?
By Rajesh Soami
Russian attempts to punish perceived Indian transgressions could have serious impact on their relationship.
September 12, 2017
Russia’s Balancing Strategy in South Asia
By Samuel Ramani
Russia’s ability to maintain cordial security partnerships with both India and Pakistan is highly beneficial for its broader geopolitical aspirations.
April 10, 2017
The New Cold War Politics in Afghanistan
By Daud Khattak
Regional rivalries involving Pakistan, India, Russia, and China complicate an already dire security situation.
February 25, 2017
Russia and Pakistan's Reluctant Romance
By Saddam Hussein
Over the past decade, Pakistan and Russia have been repairing a relationship badly damaged during the Cold War.
February 14, 2017
4 Reasons Russia Increasingly Favors the Taliban in Afghanistan
By Hashim Wahdatyar
Moscow is aligning itself with the enemy of its enemy, the Taliban.
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