Daily Archive: September 30, 2017

‘Druzhba-2017’ Exercise: Prospects for New Era in Russia-Pakistan Relations

Russia and Pakistan, the two Cold War rivals, are holding joint military exercise “Druzhba-2017” (September 25-October 4) in Russia’s North Caucasus. The September 25 opening ceremony in the village of Nizhny Arkhyz was attended by 200 troops and special forces commanders from both countries, Pakistani General Saeed Alamdar Houssein Shah said the exercise was “of great importance” to both Islamabad and Moscow. The drills...

Russia’s Nuclear Diplomacy has Returned Moscow’s Global Strategic Reach

Russian foreign policy has undergone a renaissance over the past couple of years as its “progressive” faction emerged at the fore of decision-making and bravely pioneered non-traditional partnerships all across the “Ummah” (global Muslim community). This took place concurrently with the country’s “Pivot to Asia”, more accurately described as a “Rebalancing to Asia”, which also saw Russia engage in a...