Pakistan's largest export partners are the United States and the EU, and Islamabad should focus on strengthening those relationships rather than bolster ties with the BRICS bloc, analysts say.
China has already been surprised at Russia's poor military performance in Ukraine, and the Wagner mutiny will likely be seen as a further indicator of weakness and decay, say observers.
Beijing's latest attempt to change the facts on the ground is in far northeastern India, but it has become an increasingly common tactic in the South China Sea, Central Asia and beyond.
China has claimed full credit for brokering the deal, which capitalises on the hard work Iraq and Oman have put into mending Saudi-Iran rift.
China's failure to condemn the conflict and reports suggesting it plans to sell suicide drones to Russia undermine what little credibility Beijing had left as it touts a new 'peace plan'.
China's 'spy balloon' may be a sign of lacking co-ordination between government authorities, or a gross underestimation of the political impact of a wandering 'weather balloon'.
'Clearly, diplomatic momentum in favor of holding Beijing accountable for its human rights violations is growing,' said the Human Rights Watch's UN director, Louis Charbonneau.
Statements out of Beijing and Moscow touting 'common security' and 'just world order' contrast greatly with the military aggression and human rights abuses both regimes espouse.
The volume of Russian oil exports to China has hit a record level, handing the Kremlin vital income as it continues its brutal invasion of Ukraine.
The small island nations saw through Beijing's 'disingenuous' offer for a regional security pact, preferring instead to remain independent of Chinese influence in government and industries.