Pakistan

US Fingerprints on Terrorism Aimed At China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

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In April a terrorist bombing targeted a hotel in Pakistan’s southwest Baluchistan province hosting China’s ambassador to Pakistan, Nong Rong. Ambassador Nong Rong was not at the hotel at the time of the bombing, but the attack still ended up killing 4 and wounding several more. In July an explosion targeted a bus carrying Chinese…

On the New Terrorist Attacks in Pakistan

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Right after NEO commented on the terrorist act that happened on April 21, 2021, in the capital of the Pakistani province of Balochistan, Quetta, amidst the transformation of Pakistan’s foreign policy, similar reasons “arrived just in time” in order to again turn to the same generalized question. The author is referring to two terrorist attacks committed at weekly intervals…

On Pakistan’s Current Foreign Policy Course

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The recent attention to Pakistan in describing aspects of the current stage of the Global Game is understandable. As one of the two “de facto” nuclear powers (along with India, Israel’s status, in this case, being labeled “volatile,” Pakistan occupies quite a distinctive place at the world’s gaming table, specifically, in the format of the China-US-India triangle, where one of…

Pakistan and Russia in Gas Cooperation

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At the end of May, Russia and Pakistan signed a protocol on amending the tariffs of the intergovernmental agreement of October 16, 2015, to construct the Pakistan Stream Gas Pipeline (formerly North-South Gas Pipeline), which should follow through with actual implementation in July. The project will cost $2-2.5 billion. The 1,100 km long pipeline…

China–Pakistan Economic Corridor Holds the Keys to Successful Development of the Entire Region

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On May 23, 2021, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Imran Khan stated that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will have a positive impact not only on Pakistan’s economic growth, but also on how the entire South Asian region develops. Imran Khan praised the speed of the work…

Rebirth of a Strategic Partnership between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan

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During a three-day visit to Riyadh in early May, the prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan together with his top military official Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed Islamabad’s decision to revive the strategic alliance between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Khan’s meeting with Saudi crown prince Muhammad bin Salman Al Saud resulted…

India and Pakistan Take Steps Towards Improving Relations

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First of all, let us emphasize once again that the process of defusing tensions between India and Pakistan, crucial to the situation in the Indo-Pacific region, has been “on its way” since February of this year, and it is at its very beginning. Let us also recall the de facto nuclear status of both countries, which since their independence (in the late 1940s) have been positioned…

Anti-French Protests in Pakistan: the Causes and Consequences

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In Pakistan, on April 11, 2021, massive anti-French protests erupted. The call for citizens to take to the streets came from the head of the Islamist party Tehreek-e-Labbaik – a group banned in the Russian Federation – Muslim cleric Allama Saad Rizvi. Subsequently, people went on strike over the fact that Rizvi was arrested on…

The China-India-Pakistan Triangle on the Verge of Détente

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The February 25 phone conversation between the Foreign Ministers of India and China (Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Wang Yi) was quite remarkable in terms of assessing the political game in the Indo-Pacific region and in the world at large. For the first time since last September, when the same ministers met in Moscow…

Russia and Pakistan: the Fifth Year of “Friendship”

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The changing political situation in the world, and the growing threat of terrorism, require that the world’s powers periodically expand the areas in which they cooperate at an international level, and this includes defense. As far as Russia goes, what is interesting is how it is gradually developing the scope of its interaction with the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (IRP)…

A Pakistani Olive Branch Extended In Efforts to End the Afghani Conflict

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In the face of the obvious failure of US policy in Afghanistan, Pakistan stepped up its efforts to peacefully resolve the Afghani conflict. On August 24, at the invitation of Pakistani Foreign Ministry, a delegation of the Taliban (movement banned in the Russian Federation – ed.), headed by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar…

Imran Khan’s Visit to Malaysia

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From 3 to 4 February of this year, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan paid an official visit to Malaysia. Events of this nature are not a common occurrence for a number of reasons, first and foremost, in light of various aspects of the Kashmir conflict and their development. The aforementioned dispute arose at the time (i.e. the end of the 1940s) the independent nations…


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