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 Those who think that the recent tirade of Asif Ali Zardari, widower and political heir of slain PPP leader Benazir Bhutto, against Pakistan army and its leaders, has anything to do with China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) should think again or at least put their imagination to rest for a while. It should … More Let’s not take him seriously ….
Prophets of doom are working overtime these days; and their prophecies center around Pakistan. They either predict Pakistan’s collapse or suggest its break-up or “balkanization” as an option to sort out its problems. The reason Pakistan is increasingly becoming a favorite topic of these debates is its frail economy and dwindling popularity of the democratic dispensation cobbled together by … More 7 Deadly Scenarios: If nothing else, Israel alone can undo the US
Senator Chuck Hagel’s nomination as US Secretary of Defense has been confirmed by US Senate. It always seemed a distant possibility because of his opposition by the Senators under the influence of pro-Israel lobby. His views on Israel were well known and had angered Israel and its sympathizers in the Capitol Hill. His detractors also … More TTP is India’s proxy, confirms US Defense Secretary…
Criticizing Israel is no less than an act of blasphemy and criticism by someone from the US can dash all his hopes to be someone important in the administration. Sen. Chuck Hegel from Nebraska and a decorated Vietnam veteran, recently nominated to take the reins of US war machine as Secretary Defense is expected to … More Can Chuck Hagel survive the onslaught of pro-Israeli lobby?
The conflict in Gaza has finally come to another inauspicious end following a ceasefire agreement. But it has established something as a cruel reality which was heretofore a perception; the sole superpower is, in fact, a puppet state of Israel. The self-proclaimed champion of human rights and torch bearer of core values of American founding … More The sole super power is a puppet state of Israel…
Whether or not Iran possesses a dirty bomb right now is different matter. But Iran poses the threat, nonetheless, and a very grave threat to global peace and economy, in the event of an attack on its nuclear installations. This was also endorsed in the most critical report of the nuclear watchdog, International Atomic Energy … More Why Obama should not take the Iran bait?