Project: Russia and Pakistan: Approaches to Security and Development in South Asia

Central to the project are the current Russia-Pakistan relations, as well as prospects for their enhancement amid new conditions. The project seeks to offer practical recommendations that would build on the untapped potential of Russia-Pakistan relations—in particular, trade and economic cooperation. Besides, the project details on the positions of Russia and Pakistan concerning issues of regional security in South Asia. Regional tensions in the region must be subject of comprehensive research in terms of possible escalation risks and in terms of looking for ways to boost confidence between the countries.

The aim of the project is to analyze the bilateral relations between Russia and Pakistan and prospects for their development in the context of regional dynamics in South Asia.

Project Partners

  • Institute of Oriental Studies of the RAS


  • Strategic Vision Institute (SVI, Pakistan)

Key publications

Expert columns (4)

Expert columns

Expert columns (4)

Olga Malik

Independent journalist, Center for European and Asian Studies expert

Pakistan–Russia Gas Stream: Opportunities and Risks of New Flagship Energy Project
Karsten Riise

Master of Science (Econ) from Copenhagen Business School, University degree in Spanish Culture and Languages from University of Copenhagen

Pakistan’s Opportunities
Zamir Ahmed Awan

Professor, Sinologist (ex-Diplomat), Editor, Analyst, Non-Resident Fellow of CCG (Center for China and Globalization), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan

Aman-21: Pakistan-Russia in Close Cooperation for Peace

Project Manager

Ivan Bocharov

Program Coordinator at the Russian International Affairs Council

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