Putin Embraces Old Foe Pakistan to Curb Afghan Terror Threat

  • Russia, Pakistan to hold first joint drills on land this year
  • Terror concerns blur Cold War-era alliances between nations

Vladimir Putin.

Photographer: AFP via Getty Images

Cold War foes Russia and Pakistan are set to hold their first joint military drills on land, a sign that neighboring Afghanistan may avoid becoming the site of another proxy war between global powers.

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