The way Sartaj Aziz allowed himself to be treated shows as if our political establishment desperately wanted to embrace this national humiliation to strengthen India’s aggressive posture assumed by Narendra Modi. HUSSAIN SAQIB The Heart of Asia Conference held in Amritsar on December 4, 2016 was a disaster not only for Pakistan, but for the very … More Who is responsible for national humiliation at Heart of Asia Conference?
India’s misplaced hopes to drive some wedge between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are out of touch with ground realities HUSSAIN SAQIB India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Saudi Arabia from April 2, 2016 on special invitation of Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz ibn-Saud. This visit may be very important milestone for India’s diplomacy in … More Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia will remain a non-starter
HUSSAIN SAQIB It is in the news again; and if the source of all news is an editorial of The New York Times, it is almost official. The US is going to broach the issue of Pakistan’s ever-expanding nuclear arsenal, particularly its tactical nuclear weapons, with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) during his upcoming … More Uncle Sam should worry about Russia and Europe and not Pakistan’s tactical nukes
Nawaz Sharif’s strategic dialogue will mainly address US fears associated with Pakistan’s tactical nukes HUSSAIN SAQIB While Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is packing his bags for his upcoming US visit and giving final touches to various briefs and talking points, it is increasingly being felt that all is not sugar and honey between the two … More Five reasons why the US fans instability in South Asia
India may have lost its case against a pro-Pakistan US diplomat Robin Lynn Raphel but it has not lost hope as its lobbyists are still trying to pursue the case on different charges. US Justice Department has no substantial evidence to prosecute her on charges of spying for Pakistan, as reported by The New York … More US fails to prove espionage charges against Robin Raphel, a Pro-Pakistan diplomat
If we calculate carefully, Syed Geelani’s snub is a huge price for the meekness that Pakistani leaders demonstrated at Ufa. HUSSAIN SAQIB Syed Ali Geelani, the most respected leader of Kashmir Freedom Movement has snubbed the government of Nawaz Sharif and refused to attend Eid Milan at Pakistan High Commission at New Delhi. This snub … More What is the quid pro quo for Pakistan’s meek posture at Ufa?
Hussain Saqib When President Putin postponed his visit to Pakistan in 2012, the most jubilant countries were India and the US but it was subsequently revealed that this postponement did not mean anything to lift the spirits of Cold War adversaries now turned into allies. The on-going visit to Russia by Gen Raheel Sharif, Pakistan’s … More Pakistan may alter the contours of a unipolar world order