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
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
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
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…..
Iran has played a master-stroke for coming out of its international isolation through hosting the Summit of NAM member countries. The world is looking at this latest development in shock and awe, as revival of NAM, which always stood for disassociation from the Cold War and super powers, heralds an era of a new world … More NAM Summit, the dead horse and diplomatic hypocrisy….