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Prima facie, the situation looks similar to what was in 2003 just prior to American invasion of Iraq. There is a sense of deja vu among the observers. But it needs to be kept in mind that Iran is not Iraq.
India, a country of over 1.2 billion, is faced with an acute water shortage. The future will be bleak if this crisis is not tackled in time.
The first lesson pertains to the foreign policy. Ever since the inception of the Soviet Union, Moscow's foreign policy has been by and large independent.
The SCO was formed as a mutual-security organization by Russia, China and four Central Asian states (except Turkmenistan) with an aim to promote peace, security and stability in the region.
For war-ravaged Afghanistan, this pipeline is expected to be a critical source of employment and revenue spinner, apart from contributing to the country's energy security and thus boosting Afghan development.
US treats Russia as a defeated adversary. Russia, being a permanent veto member of Security Council and having hold of second biggest conventional and nuclear military power, still considers itself a power to reckon with.