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
Russian jet may have been shot down, not because of air space violation but out of sheer frustration or may be for show of defiance HUSSAIN SAQIB Turkey has shot down a Russian SU-24 jet on Tuesday for violating Turkish airspace. The jet was downed after Turkey’s consistent warnings to the jet to turn around fell on … More Why did Turkey shoot down Russian jet?
Pakistan’s budget 2014-15 presented before the Parliament highlights the priority its political leaders assign to national security. The country’s military, and by extension, the Pakistani State is at war. Foreign-aided insurgency that has claimed close to 10,000 military lives is raging though there are some signs of let up after the military (army and air … More A country at war spares just peanuts for its military
Pakistan’s economy may be facing balance of payment crisis due to its dwindling exports. That could be because of a number of reasons for a virtual shut-down of its export-related industry. But Pakistan is thriving in one line of export; capital. Pakistani investors are making a beeline for getting investment permits and visas in foreign … More Who is behind massive capital flight?
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Idea in the modern day warfare is an effective weapon. Before winning a war in the battlefield, armies must win the war of perceptions and effectively counter baseless and negative propaganda. Pakistani army lost this war in East Pakistan but now it cannot afford a defeat in Balochistan. In Balochistan, it has to fight a … More Balochistan insurgency; The Army will have to win the war of perceptions….
If you think eurozone is now out of the danger zone after a stronger bailout fund, you may be in for a big disappointment. The zone will have to pay the price for taking along its continental baggage; the looming Greek default. Financial markets are already anticipating a likely Greek default and demanding more far-reaching … More Eurozone: Will the bail-out keep another “Great Depression” away?