Friday, July 8, 2011

afghanistan and pakistan; perspectives from russia

1.       US- russia-afghan
·         Us and russia have common concerns of afghan like
o   Stabilising afghan
o   Contain islamic radicalism
o   Tackle drug trafficking
·         Russia feels US troop withdrawal may lead to more trafficking and insurgency in russia
·         US is blamed for going soft on narcotics as it doesn’t want trouble with dissdent tribes
·         US is more worried about pakistan economy and insurgency inside pakistan
o   Russia however is not bothered much
o   russia believes indo pakistan elations need to improve to see epace in region
o   russia offered gorbhachev as mediator for indo-pakistan but they refused
·         Pakistan goals in afghan are aimed at eliminating indian influence in afghanistan

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