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A way forward for Moscow

It is true that the West did not keep its promises, reneging on its assurances that were held out to the Soviet Union just prior to the end of the…

The ‘Moscow format’

THE gathering in Moscow of disparate Afghan groups and regional players last week is indicative of the shifting sands of regional geopolitics. Described as the ‘Moscow format’, the Russian initiative…

From Moscow, With Love

From Moscow, with love

As Islamabad grapples with the uncertainties of a new Trump administration, a recent timeline of Russian advances to Pakistan is not inconsequential. In 2016, Pakistan and Russia reached a price…

Pakistan’s Moscow Option

Pakistan’s Moscow option

SINCE independence, Pakistan’s relations with Moscow have been mostly adversarial. Pakistan was America’s “most allied ally”. India aligned with the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Moscow’s veto in the…

Moscow Summit

Moscow summit

Only someone with a crystal ball may be able to predict the outcome of the three-day Moscow summit. However, the meetings between President Barack Obama, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and…

The Moscow Summit

The Moscow summit

Russia is no longer an ideological threat to the US. But it remains the world’s biggest state with enormous natural resources and a huge arsenal of non-conventional weapons. It was…