Seminar on “Evolving Regional Dynamics and Future of Pakistan-Russia Relations”

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Evolving Regional Dynamics and Future of Pakistan-Russia Relations
Seminar organized by Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI)
2 May 2019

Global context:

  • Transition to a new world order. US has identified both Russia and China as competitors and antithetical to US interests (US Defense Strategy 2018). A New Cold War is emerging between the US and China. Both Russia and China are re-orienting to new alignments and positioning for a bigger stake in the world order.
  • China seems to be taking a lead in promoting connectivity and economic projects in Eurasian landmass while Russia is supportive. Russia is taking a lead to be a net security provider in the Eurasian region, where China is accommodative.

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