Published On: Wed, Jan 25th, 2017

Five forces behind Pakistan’s pivot towards Russia

Five forces behind Pakistan’s pivot towards Russia

Nations are born in the hearts of poets but they prosper and die at the hands of politicians’ said the most influential philosopher of Pakistan Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, as if to caution the young nation about the many challenges of statesmanship in an almost prophetic manner.  A country is only as good as its statesmen, decision makers, thinkers, strategists, Generals, Spy masters and political leaders who are collectively known as the ‘intelligencia’.  The decisions made by the ‘intelligencia’ have far reaching consequences for a country’s fate, especially if the state in question is an infant country with scarce resources, limited national power and is dearly wanted by its powerful neighbors due to its valuable geography. Pakistan was an example of such a country in the 1950s. It was a country surrounded by powerful neighbors like India, Iran, China and the Soviet Union, which they say could be seen from the Pakistani territory with a naked eye from across the Wakhan corridor.

Source: Five forces behind Pakistan’s pivot towards Russia | Katehon think tank. Geopolitics & Tradition