NATO is to get more help from Russia in the Afghan war. At a ministerial meeting in Brussels, the sides discussed expanding the vital transit of military cargo to Afghanistan through Russian territory. But on what terms?
Moscow has provided the alliance with air corridors and railway routes. The link is vital as Pakistan blocked NATO supplies from crossing its territory after an airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers six months ago.
Mike Raddie from the London-based anti-war group Democracy Village believes that Russia’s help to the alliance comes with certain strings attached.