What is the quid pro quo for Pakistan’s meek posture at Ufa?

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?

Pakistan may alter the contours of a unipolar world order

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

Pakistan and India fight it out in power corridors of Washington DC

Hussain Saqib Pakistan and India spare no opportunity to fight, and fight to the end. They fight their proxy wars everywhere possible; from their respective soils to Afghanistan to Nepal and even in the power corridors of Washington DC. The Americans have historically been influencing Pakistan to go soft on India even when the latter was in … More Pakistan and India fight it out in power corridors of Washington DC

Why optimism of the West on Rowhani’s electoral victory is misplaced?

Hasan Rowhani, a moderate Iranian cleric has been elected to Iran’s next president. The West, and particularly the US, is optimist if not jubilant on his elevation. According to Foreign Policy, there is cautious optimism that popular support for moderation at the polls will translate into concessions at the negotiating table. Rowhani sent some vague … More Why optimism of the West on Rowhani’s electoral victory is misplaced?

China, India and the US can not be pleased at the same time…..

Pakistan is going to have a new government in Islamabad and a third-term prime minister installed in less than two weeks. It is almost the same time that the new Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang will visit Pakistan on May 22 and 23, 2013 as a part of efforts to further strengthen bilateral ties between … More China, India and the US can not be pleased at the same time…..

Operation Lal Dora: When India tried to become the US of Asia

Hegemony is a cornerstone of India’s foreign policy which springs from its strategic thought; it wants to subjugate its neighbors by fostering good ties with neighbors’ neighbors thus encircling the countries around. It loves projection of force and always tries to play the role of regional policeman. It has locked Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka … More Operation Lal Dora: When India tried to become the US of Asia

Putin’s Pakistan visit postponed under Indian pressure…..

Those who have pressurized President Putin into postponing his Pakistan visit have done no good to the prospects of a peaceful Afghanistan after draw-down of foreign troops. This is a disservice even to a graceful exit for the NATO forces. According to media reports, President Vladimir Putin was to attend the quadrilateral summit of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Russia … More Putin’s Pakistan visit postponed under Indian pressure…..