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?

Uncle Sam should worry about Russia and Europe and not Pakistan’s tactical nukes

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

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

ISIS may be another TTP but Pakistan is no Iraq

Hussain Saqib While the terrorists of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) are on the run in North Waziristan Agency in Pakistan’s restive tribal belt known as FATA after Pakistan military’s operation codenamed Zarb-e-Azb, another terrorist organization is advancing its own, and not very different from TTPs, agenda in the Middle East. Islamic State of Iraq and Syria … More ISIS may be another TTP but Pakistan is no Iraq