It is no more a secret that US-Pakistan relations are deteriorating despite hectic damage-control efforts from both the sides. Pakistan seems to have learned from history and come of age and is seeking new partnerships. Its outreach to Russia, US adversary of the Cold War era, is enough to demonstrate that Pakistan’s leadership, more … More Time for Uncle Sam to learn from history….
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…..
The American war in Afghanistan was never a winnable adventure from the very beginning but there were reasons for the sole super power to pretend in 2014 that it had achieved its objectives after 13 years of fighting in Afghanistan. Alas, the Americans are now being denied that luxury. There are two major factors, … More Anti-Islam Video: Sam Bacile is America’s Enemy Number One….
In this Information Age, finding sensitive information is no more a daunting challenge. The social media has solved so many problems and removed many traditional barriers. The militants fighting the occupations forces in Afghanistan have discovered a novel way, a different kind of honey trap, to get the precious information about the location of NATO … More Honey Traps: Intelligence business is the oldest profession….
A defeatist position [in Afghanistan] is not possible for us. We cannot leave in our underpants…or without any: Mikhail Gorbachev (1987) The erstwhile Soviet empire got bogged down in Afghanistan and finally got disintegrated. The major reason for her defeat was Soviet army itself which was organized, equipped and trained for big and conventional wars in … More An alarming shift from Blue-on-Green to Green-on-Blue….
By: HUSSAIN SAQIB The nature of War Theater and the number and kind of force multipliers have undergone complete transformation after WWII. The Great War was followed by Cold War which provided counter balance to the hegemony of one super power ushering the world into a bipolar world order. However, after collapse and disintegration of … More Drone economics: A business case for killing machines….
Hussain Saqib Gwadar Deep Sea Port on Makran coast, built with Chinese assistance is a great achievement for Pakistan. The port can provide an energy corridor for China and an economical low-cost trade route for the land-locked Central Asian States through the province of Balochistan. This port which is strategically located at the mouth of the Strait … More Balochistan insurgency and Dubai connection….
Pakistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia make a very complex triangle of relationships HUSSAIN SAQIB Recent developments in Yemen have brought to sharp focus Pakistan’s diplomatic vulnerabilities and have brought forward the sad reality that Pakistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia make a very complex triangle of relationships. Unfortunately, Pakistan can enjoy good relationships with only one … More Pakistan caught between Saudi Arabia and Iran….
In order to avert the risk of its international isolation, Pakistan has agreed to reopen the ground lines of communication (GLOC), critically vital to the logistic support of NATO forces fighting in Afghanistan. These forces are apparently engaged in war on terror but the menace of terrorism has been strengthened many times over since October … More Reopening of GLOC: Despite dirty US tactics, Pakistan did not disappoint the world community….
Hussain Saqib It is now official; Pakistan’s electronic media and its well-paid anchors were active, willing and, possibly, paid partners of the foreign agencies working day and night to malign Pakistan’s security agencies on the issue of missing persons. And the so-called Human Rights activists don’t want to be left behind. They have been running an … More Missing persons of Balochistan: A joint venture of RAW and some Pakistani liberals and media people…