Moscow-Islamabad ties; its impact on regional stability
Regional cooperation is pivotal for Afghan peace. Experience has shown that the war-wracked country cannot achieve stability without cooperation of regional states. As a result of cooperation between the West and regional countries after American intervention in Afghanistan, the country became relatively stable for a short period during the first few years, but that consensus later broke apart for different reasons. Suspicion of America’s intentions gradually escalated to a level where Russia now sees violence and rising militancy in Afghanistan, especially Daesh activities, a conspiracy against its interests, and therefore, has improved relations with the Taliban and Pakistan. In a recent development, Russian foreign minister has invited his Pakistani counterpart to pay an official visit to Russia. Pakistani media quoting officials said both sides would also talk about the political settlement of Afghan conflict besides other issues of their mutual interest.Read More..