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The Truth About Pakistan-Russia Ties

The Truth About Pakistan-Russia Ties

By Muhammad Sarmad Zia
A close look at the substance of the relationship shows a marked lack of political will, or even interest, on both sides.

What’s Cooking Between Ukraine and Pakistan?

What’s Cooking Between Ukraine and Pakistan?

By Umair Jamal
The Ukrainian foreign minister is reported to have met senior Pakistani intelligence officials during his recent visit to Islamabad.
Do Pakistan-Russia Ties Have a Future?

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.

Pakistan Pursues Oil Deal With Russia

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.

What Is Driving Pakistan’s Outreach to Russia?

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.

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Ukraine Invasion Prompts Tepid Response From South Asia

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.

Pakistan’s Imran Khan Heads to Russia Amid Ukraine Invasion Fears

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.
The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Diplomatic Repercussions for Pakistan

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.

Can COVID-19 Draw Pakistan and Russia Closer Together?

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.

Has Russia Lost Patience With India?

Has Russia Lost Patience With India?

By Rajesh Soami
Russian attempts to punish perceived Indian transgressions could have serious impact on their relationship.

Russia’s Balancing Strategy in South Asia

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.
The New Cold War Politics in Afghanistan

The New Cold War Politics in Afghanistan

By Daud Khattak
Regional rivalries involving Pakistan, India, Russia, and China complicate an already dire security situation.

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