Andrei Karlov assassination: Will it strengthen Russo-Turkish resolve to fight the West in Syria?

It should be kept in mind that long before changing course of its diplomacy, Turkey was accused of harboring ISIS terrorists. The worst has started happening. As if twin bombing attacks in Turkey were not enough to dissuade Sultan-to-be Tayyip Erdogan from pursuing his romance with Russia, a gunman believed to be a security official, … More Andrei Karlov assassination: Will it strengthen Russo-Turkish resolve to fight the West in Syria?

Four imminent spoilers of Erdogan’s Caliphate ambitions

There are four possible spoilers that Erdogan is busy dealing with right now; democracy itself, professional armed forces, independent judiciary and free-thinking intelligentsia HUSSAIN SAQIB The failed coup of last Friday has not only changed the way Turkey looked a week back, it has shaken the very foundations of the country and shattered the faith of … More Four imminent spoilers of Erdogan’s Caliphate ambitions

Why Erdogan is the sole beneficiary of a failed coup in Turkey?

The failed coup will strengthen the hands of president Erdogan to realize his dreams of becoming an all-powerful Sultan of Turkey HUSSAIN SAQIB After the fateful Friday night of the coup-makers, Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in charge of the affairs of his country again. When the ill-planned and poorly executed coup d’état was underway, … More Why Erdogan is the sole beneficiary of a failed coup in Turkey?

Syria: Russia’s attack on a major US proxy could trigger a wider conflict

Who would be Sovietized this time around is something which we would witness with bated breath and crossed fingers. HUSSAIN SAQIB The worst has finally happened. Russia has joined a conflict in the Middle East which has the potential to turn into a war of wider scale between the two nuclear-armed giants. Weakened by the … More Syria: Russia’s attack on a major US proxy could trigger a wider conflict

Five reasons why Pakistan will not land its troops in Yemen

Hussain Saqib Iran is doing to Saudi Arabia in Yemen what the latter has been doing to Syria for a long time; fanning and funding armed resistance against incumbent regimes to bring the regime change. The lobbyists on both sides of the divide are trying to make us all believe it is sectarian strife in … More Five reasons why Pakistan will not land its troops in Yemen