Daily Archive: May 1, 2019

Don’t Pout Just Because President Putin Didn’t Meet PM Khan at the BRI Forum

Pakistan’s Express Tribune quoted some unnamed diplomatic sources in a recent report claiming that it was the “biggest setback” and a “diplomatic failure” that President Putin didn’t meet with PM Khan at last week’s BRI Forum, but those emotional reactions don’t take into account the full context of Russian-Pakistani relations otherwise this non-event wouldn’t be perceived by them as a...

Russia’s “Military Diplomacy” Might Succeed in Getting Turkey to Switch Sides

Turkish-American ties have been seriously strained over the past few years since the US started arming Syrian-based Kurdish fighters that Ankara considers to be terrorists and the Mideast country’s officials strongly implied that Washington had a hand in the failed summer 2016 coup attempt against President Erdogan. It’s little wonder then that Turkey began to reorient itself eastward towards Russia...