China, Pakistan and Russia are moving closer to a formal alliance and part of the reason is US’ disinterest in brining stability to Afghanistan that too for her own strategic interests. The formal alliance of China, Pakistan and Russia will bring a concrete shape and stability to this otherwise volatile region. The three countries are moving closer to each other with a strong intention to brining a political solution to the Afghan war. Officials from the three countries spoke off the record and were unanimous in pointing out that the United States wished to prolong the conflict in Afghanistan, and agreed that it was unacceptable.
Moscow has already hosted two meetings involving Pakistan and China to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. The biggest fear of the major powers in the region is establishment of ISIS footprint in Afghanistan. China, Pakistan and Russia believe that thousands of fighters from Syria are being sent to Afghanistan in a move to further destabilize the war-torn country. The three also believe that US may be using ISIS is a proxy to further her own interests [that go against China and Russia particularly and could be the root cause of terrorism within Pakistan].
Pakistan has reportedly made it clear to the Trump administration that Russia and China will, in a big way, intervene in Afghanistan if the US did nothing to sweep the mess it has created. China and Russia has agreed with Pakistan’s stance on Afghanistan. China and Russia have already begun seeking peaceful resolution with Taliban within Afghanistan however, the US seems to hinder that process.
Islamabad and Moscow are inching closer because of the Afghan problem that already seems unending. Moreover, China and Pakistan are keen on Russia becoming a part of the China Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) which is now valued over $55 billion. The two are adamant on taking this newfound relationship to greater heights in terms of strategic and defense cooperationYou can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.