EEO. 2021; 20(5): 2778-2789
Pak-Russia relations from Strait Jacket to Pragmatism
Dr. Sajid Hussain, Dr. Faisal Khan, Sajjad Ahmad Muhammad, Ejaz Tariq, Anwar Khan.
Pakistan and Russia remained pedestrians of the zigzag path in the field of international relations. Due to some unavoidable reasons both of the states failed to establish cordial relations but it doesnt mean that they always remained on the cross road. Despite of contrast ideologies there are mega projects and big achievements in the history of their relations. Pakistan when join security alliances with west under its security dilemma, detracted the natal relations further deteriorated by U-2 incident. During the Ayub and Bhuttos era some positive steps were taken towards the destiny but not sustained. Afghan Jehad and Taliban regime drag the two to polar distance. This was the ancient of 9/11 ring them back to the lost track of convergence. Tragic event of 9/11 is responsible for breaking and forming of alliances among regional and global level. Pak-Russia relations are moving forward after the said event on the track of convergence of interests.3The main focus of the study is on the evolving nature of the relations from estrangement to institutional engagement.
Key words: Pragmatism, Pak-Russia relations, cordial relations