Recent huddle between Russian Federation and Pakistan has come as a breath of fresh air in the region. A tweet from Pakistan Defence Minister on Pakistan’s efforts to get out of the morass created by Indo US team at FATF meet has more then what meets the eye. “No consensus for nominating Pakistan, proposing three months’ pause and asking APG for another report to be considered in June, grateful to friends who helped. Our efforts paid off”.

This came in backdrop of increasing pressure on Pakistan (to do more), which was projected by Indian and Western media and echoed by some of Pakistani newspapers as well. Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa addressed the Munich Security Conference 2018 in Germany and clearly highlighted Pakistan’s stance on her efforts against terrorism within Pakistan and the region and presented a very clear stance on Pakistan’s effort to help international community in the GWOT. Pakistan has fought this war at a monumental human and material cost, which probably runs into more than 250 Billion US dollars and loss of thousands of lives. The contribution of international community in this has been a partly ten percent. The defeat of terrorists in Pakistan came about through a national effort in Kinetic and Non Kinetic domain; however the sleeper cells in some towns and cities and 34 Afghan refugee camps hosting 3 million Afghans cannot be effectively countered, especially when some terrorist backers from Afghanistan keep inciting violence and terror within Pakistan.

Pakistan, like any other state in the region has resorted to adopt a policy of multilateralism and developing strategic ties with different power centers, mainly China, Russia, KSA, Iran and Turkey; this has been eagerly reciprocated by our partners and friends.

Warming up of Russio-Pakistan relations is a corollary of this new realignment of power in our part of the world. Russian thoughts on geopolitics as projected by movers and shakers of the contemporary cabal of Russian political thinkers should be understood in a proper context. And Pakistan is not alone in adopting this new approach, in recently held Raisina Dialogue at New Delhi, the echo of multilateralism was heard, when the National General Secretary of BJP, Mr Ram Madhav openly stated that the Western power was declining and the US and Western approach to international relations would not work in the region, any more.

President Putin’s ability to restore semblance of stability in Syrian conflict, initiative to help solve the Afghanistan imbroglio and partner with China to develop a parallel power system in Eurasia are some of the trends that Russia has been propagating. Russian projections about the rise of alternative power blocks and the increasing role of Russia in the global arena have proven right. Russian concept of idea of Big Spaces sees Pakistan and West Asia within the Pan-Eurasian Zone and fits the Russian design of an alternate future.

Russian concept rejects unipolarity dominated by the global West with the United States as its core. It is redundant in 21st Century because it deprives other states and nations of their real sovereignty. US has established global dictatorship, with de-facto power to decide who is right and who is wrong and who should be punished. There is need for global community to fight against it. The American hegemony needs to be checked and rolled back, and, at one point it will be.

Liberalism is the international swamp and is a dying ideology; the world needs a Nuremberg Trial for Liberalism, the last totalitarian political ideology of modernity. President Putin has strongly supported Eurasianism and feels that time has come for a vision of world history based on geopolitics and the virility of diverse civilizations.

We are proposing the concept of RUPACH; or Russia-Pakistan-China axis due to following reasons:

Geographical proximity and contiguity of these three states in Eurasia supported by Chinese strategic initiative of Belt and Road can usher in a new era of peace and prosperity in the region and could become a magnet for other states in the region.

The convergence of geopolitical and geo-economic interests of these states is clearly discernable. Whether it be the quest for collective security, terrorism emanating from Afghanistan-India-US nexus, opening of new strategic corridors of development or the drive for multilateral cooperation in checking the emerging realities in Indo Pacific and the larger Eurasia, all point to commonality of interest.

Global Geo Economic power grid has decisively shifted towards Eurasia, the region is no more dependent on Anglo American and western dominance of world financial system; the region can stand on its own due to existence of the production depository and market in one strategic space. The Pan Eurasian big space as projected by Alexander Dugin is no more a dream but a reality.

Global connectivity through internet and remote talk can allow free flow of ideas by using information technology; this phenomenal change has brought down the old barriers of language, faith, culture and even civilizations, leading to creation of fraternity of brotherhood and collective peace.

The region is also fed up and weary of perpetual wars and conflicts, the fraternity of brotherhood is no more zonked by cacophony of neo-liberalism and capitalism, the region needs someone to lead two billion people into a new era of peace, prosperity and inclusive development. Duginist school of thought feels that capitalism has reached a deadend. There is only one path left to the world economic system, to collapse in upon itself. Based on a progressive increase of purely financial institutions, first banks, and then more complex and sophisticated stock structures, the system of modern capitalism has become completely divorced from reality, from the balance of supply and demand, from the production and consumption ratio, from connection with a real life.

Those who projected the isolation of Pakistan may be frustrated; the morphing and mutation of the idea of RUPACH should be discussed in Pakistan as well as in Russian and Chinese think tanks and academia; it may not be farfetched to say that the idea of RUPACH, along with corridors of economic development like CPEC and OBOR, may become the harbinger of peace for entire Eurasia.

Meanwhile we may witness a contest between the contemporary traditionalist imperialist block hiding behind the façade of neo-liberalism and the proponents of Eurasia, can RUPACH be the new kid on the block in the emerging order of nations?

US has established global dictatorship, with de-facto power to decide who is right and who is wrong and who should be punished. There is a need for global community to fight against it.