June 1, 2012

Pakistan Gets a Cuddle and a Hug

M K Bhadrakumar, Asia Times

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Back-to-back visits to Pakistan this past week by China's foreign minister and Russia's ace diplomatic troubleshooter on Afghanistan were a balm for its bruises after Islamabad took a beating for refusing to toe Washington's line. The consoling diplomatic front exposes the utter failure of the US Afghan strategy and points to growing coordination between Beijing and Moscow to further weaken America's hold on the region.

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