The reaction of Indian intelligentsia clearly suggests that India lost its latest diplomatic battle to isolate Pakistan and designate Pakistani State as sponsor of terrorism. Modi may exploit the illiterate masses for his electioneering, but Pakistan has emerged victor, with Chinese help, totally un-bruised and unscathed. HUSSAIN SAQIB India lost its diplomatic battle at the … More India’s misplaced jubilation over designation of Masood Azhar as global terrorist
Both countries have a sovereign right to review economic alliances and their terms in the best interest of their own people, and not the ruling families. HUSSAIN SAQIB Acknowledging its economic development under its revered leader, Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan has vowed to learn from Malaysia. He has been a long-time admirer of the … More Will Pakistani leader learn from Malaysia’s Chinese experience?
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
HUSSAIN SAQIB Pakistan has finally been accepted as a full member of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). And this has happened thanks to active support of China and Russia, its time-tested friend and a bitter-foe-turned-friend, respectively. Pakistan, with this new status, has effectively divorced itself from the bondage of its US friendship in order to … More Pakistan’s SCO membership will create ripples, if not chaos, in the existing order
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
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…..
Hussain Saqib The elements of Peoples Liberation Army (PLA), the official name for armed forces of China have crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and have encamped in what India calls Indian Territory. A Chinese border guards’ platoon (40 soldiers) has pitched tents ten kilometers inside Indian territory overlooking Daulet Beg Oldie (DBO) in … More China’s Ladakh incursion is the Kargil of 21st century
HUSSAIN SAQIB As the experts, wary of Indo-US nuclear deal were anticipating, the worst has started taking place. The deal which was supposed to signal a new era of strategic and economic cooperation between India and the United States seems to have fallen apart. Those who were eying the deal to reap mammoth benefits for American … More American investment in Indo-US nuclear deal goes down the drain….
If you ask what could be the deadliest scenario for Pakistan, those who have carefully been studying international designs on Pakistan would, without thinking, reply; Balkanization. A little while ago, this sounded as a total non-sense. However, as the things are unfolding, the current situation including Karachi killings, Baloch insurgency, military-bashing, economic melt-down and terrorist … More Language-based new provinces is the dream come true…..for Pakistan’s enemies
Did you ever realize that the business of killing the humanity has dominated all the economies the world over. The underlying passion is dominating others; humans and territories. All the countries, rich and poor alike, are developing their respective military arsenal at the cost of prosperity and well-being of the humanity. And this all is … More Growing investments in war machines make the world a far more dangerous place….