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Can Russia Piggyback on China’s ‘String of Pearls’?
November 09, 2017
Can Russia Piggyback on China’s ‘String of Pearls’?
Russia looks to gain an advantage from the glut of infrastructure projects in Pakistan, Iran, and India.
Can Russia Piggyback on China’s ‘String of Pearls’?
Pakistan Receives 4 Advanced Attack Helicopters From Russia
August 29, 2017
Pakistan Receives 4 Advanced Attack Helicopters From Russia
The Mi-35M gunships will replace part of Pakistan’s aging attack helicopter fleet.
Pakistan Receives 4 Advanced Attack Helicopters From Russia
Growing Distance Between Delhi and Moscow
May 26, 2017
Growing Distance Between Delhi and Moscow
India and Russia need to revitalize their bilateral relationship.
Growing Distance Between Delhi and Moscow
What's Driving Russia-Pakistan Cooperation on Afghanistan?
May 09, 2017
What's Driving Russia-Pakistan Cooperation on Afghanistan?
A shared willingness to embrace the Taliban, plus suspicions about the U.S. role, bring Moscow and Islamabad together.
What's Driving Russia-Pakistan Cooperation on Afghanistan?
Pakistan Gets Closer to One of Russia's Muslim Republics
March 25, 2017
Pakistan Gets Closer to One of Russia's Muslim Republics
The outreach from a Russian republic could help reshape Pakistan's geopolitical milieu.
Pakistan Gets Closer to One of Russia's Muslim Republics
What Donald Trump’s Budget Means for Pakistan
March 21, 2017
What Donald Trump’s Budget Means for Pakistan
Cuts to the U.S. State Department will also impact the U.S.-Pakistan alliance.
What Donald Trump’s Budget Means for Pakistan
A Russian Volte Face on South Asia
January 23, 2017
A Russian Volte Face on South Asia
Has Russia changed its tune on Afghanistan and Pakistan for good?
A Russian Volte Face on South Asia
Pakistan to Receive 4 Attack Helicopters From Russia
December 21, 2016
Pakistan to Receive 4 Attack Helicopters From Russia
The four helicopter gunships are slated for delivery next year.
Pakistan to Receive 4 Attack Helicopters From Russia
India and Russia Struggle to Regain the Past Glow
October 19, 2016
India and Russia Struggle to Regain the Past Glow
The old partnership survives, but new limits are becoming quickly apparent.
India and Russia Struggle to Regain the Past Glow
Russia’s New Approach to Pakistan: All About Arms Sales
September 28, 2016
Russia’s New Approach to Pakistan: All About Arms Sales
It's not retaliation against India for its U.S. outreach. Moscow is seeking out new markets in tough economic times.
Russia’s New Approach to Pakistan: All About Arms Sales
Russia and Pakistan to Hold First Ever Military Exercise
September 14, 2016
Russia and Pakistan to Hold First Ever Military Exercise
The joint drill will involve approximately 200 military personnel from the two sides. The rest remains a mystery.
Russia and Pakistan to Hold First Ever Military Exercise
What's Behind Russia's Rapprochement With Pakistan?
May 14, 2016
What's Behind Russia's Rapprochement With Pakistan?
What does the Kremlin's emphasis on Pakistan say about the state of Russia-India ties?
What's Behind Russia's Rapprochement With Pakistan?
Pakistan Wants 10 More F-16s... Or Does It Want Russian Su-35s?
March 16, 2016
Pakistan Wants 10 More F-16s... Or Does It Want Russian Su-35s?
The U.S. just agreed to sell Pakistan eight F-16s. Islamabad might want ten more.
Pakistan Wants 10 More F-16s... Or Does It Want Russian Su-35s?
Russia, China and Pakistan: An Emerging New Axis?
August 18, 2015
Russia, China and Pakistan: An Emerging New Axis?
Regional realities are shifting fast, with some significant ramifications for India.
Russia, China and Pakistan: An Emerging New Axis?
Pakistan Courts Both US and Russia on Defense
November 21, 2014
Pakistan Courts Both US and Russia on Defense
As Russia's defense minister visits Pakistan, Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff visits Washington.
Pakistan Courts Both US and Russia on Defense
Russia’s Strategic Pakistan Play
July 31, 2014
Russia’s Strategic Pakistan Play
It decision to end its embargo on weapons sales to Pakistan could have multiple benefits for Moscow.
Russia’s Strategic Pakistan Play
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