Putin Still Hopes That Pakistan Will Continue Playing Its Role As the Zipper of Eurasia

Putin Still Hopes That Pakistan Will Continue Playing Its Role As the Zipper of Eurasia

While Russia has reasons to wonder whether Pakistan is beginning to become an obstacle to Eurasia’s multipolar integration due to the influence exerted upon its newly installed leaders by the US, it’s still holding out hope that this isn’t the case and that any prior moves in this direction can still be reversed in pursuit…

The Importance of Russia’s Investigation into ISIS-K’s Kabul Embassy Attack

The Importance of Russia’s Investigation into ISIS-K’s Kabul Embassy Attack

One can only speculate what this investigation will ultimately reveal upon its completion, but observers can be certain that it’ll shape Russian policy for years to come. ISIS-K’s terrorist attack against the Russian Embassy in Kabul was a major event that’ll shape Moscow’s regional strategy for years to come. Its immediate implications were already addressed…

Was Western Intel Behind ISIS-K’s Terrorist Attack Against the Russian Embassy in Kabul?

Was Western Intel Behind ISIS-K’s Terrorist Attack Against the Russian Embassy in Kabul?

The Anglo-American Axis’ strategic interests are to punish Russia for its leading role in the Taliban’s geo-economic balancing act; prompt Moscow to either double down with Wagner mercenary deployments in order to militarily overextend itself in Eurasia or quickly abandon its growing influence in Afghanistan; and attempt to revive the formerly heated rivalry between it…

Reading Between the Lines of SVR’s Official Response to ISIS-K’s Kabul Embassy Attack

Reading Between the Lines of SVR’s Official Response to ISIS-K’s Kabul Embassy Attack

In quick succession, a spree of three events occurred in the past six weeks that very likely contributed to Russia re-evaluating its prior assessment of Pakistan’s geostrategic role in the region. Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (popularly known as SVR per its Russian abbreviation) released an official response on Thursday to ISIS-K’s terrorist attack against their…

Ukraine: Somewhere between Afghanization and Syrianization

Ukraine: Somewhere between Afghanization and Syrianization

One year after the astounding US humiliation in Kabul – and on the verge of another serious comeuppance in Donbass – there is reason to believe Moscow is wary of Washington seeking vengeance: in the form of the ‘Afghanization’ of Ukraine. With no end in sight to western weapons and finance flowing into Kiev, it…

The Strategic Implications of the Suicide Attack Against the Russian Embassy in Kabul

The Strategic Implications of the Suicide Attack Against the Russian Embassy in Kabul

Under no circumstances will Moscow be scared away from playing a leading role in Afghanistan’s sustainable socio-economic reconstruction, which it regards as integral to improving its de facto Taliban partners’ anti-terrorist capabilities and thus ensuring the wider region’s lasting stability. A suicide bomber blew themselves up outside the Russian Embassy in Kabul on Monday, killing…