Why the Taliban, ISIS and Ukraine are Not So Different When It Comes to Blowing Up Monuments

Why the Taliban, ISIS and Ukraine are Not So Different When It Comes to Blowing Up Monuments

Lately, it has become increasingly common to read in various media reports about the destruction of various cultural and historical sites and monuments in Ukraine. For example, on November 2, according to local media reports, there was an explosion in the Ukrainian city of Nikolaev. However, this was not the result of shelling of the…

Russia Implied That Pakistan Is Colluding With the US to Blackmail the Taliban

Russia Implied That Pakistan Is Colluding With the US to Blackmail the Taliban

The outcome of this Machiavellian policy is that regional security is jeopardized as a result, which in turn endangers Pakistan’s own objective interests even if its US-captured elite don’t yet realize this. Hopefully patriotic elements within The Establishment will succeed in reversing these counterproductive policies before it’s too late. Russian Special Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan…

America’s Scheme of Swapping Afghan Aircraft for Central Asian Influence Is Admittedly Clever

America’s Scheme of Swapping Afghan Aircraft for Central Asian Influence Is Admittedly Clever

Keeping in mind its envisaged role as a regional leader (which is complemented by its geostrategic position abutting Afghanistan and all Central Asian Republics), Uzbekistan is thus much more likely than Tajikistan to believe that secretly enhanced security ties with the US could bolster its Great Power balancing act. Credit goes where it’s due, and…

Explaining Putin’s Hint That Afghanistan Will Determine the Future of Russian-Pakistani Ties

Explaining Putin’s Hint That Afghanistan Will Determine the Future of Russian-Pakistani Ties

By cleverly clothing his concerns in such a way that casual observers would be convinced that he was only talking about their complementary multipolar potential whose success is dependent on Pakistan positively influencing the situation in Afghanistan, the Russian leader was able to send a signal that only astute observers would understand without unnecessarily dramatizing…

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…