Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia will remain a non-starter

India’s misplaced hopes to drive some wedge between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are out of touch with ground realities HUSSAIN SAQIB India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Saudi Arabia from April 2, 2016 on special invitation of Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz ibn-Saud. This visit may be very important milestone for India’s diplomacy in … More Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia will remain a non-starter

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

Why Pakistanis have so much contempt for their Parliament?

HUSSAIN SAQIB It is not Salim Bukhari; it is the crooks entering the House through fake degrees, rigged polls and proceeds of crime who insult the Parliament Chairman of Pakistan’s Upper House of Parliament, Mian Raza Rabbani, is furious again; not because someone mentioned the M word but because of some loose remarks which slipped … More Why Pakistanis have so much contempt for their Parliament?

US fails to prove espionage charges against Robin Raphel, a Pro-Pakistan diplomat

India may have lost its case against a pro-Pakistan US diplomat Robin Lynn Raphel but it has not lost hope as its lobbyists are still trying to pursue the case on different charges. US Justice Department has no substantial evidence to prosecute her on charges of spying for Pakistan, as reported by The New York … More US fails to prove espionage charges against Robin Raphel, a Pro-Pakistan diplomat

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

What is the quid pro quo for Pakistan’s meek posture at Ufa?

If we calculate carefully, Syed Geelani’s snub is a huge price for the meekness that Pakistani leaders demonstrated at Ufa. HUSSAIN SAQIB Syed Ali Geelani, the most respected leader of Kashmir Freedom Movement has snubbed the government of Nawaz Sharif and refused to attend Eid Milan at Pakistan High Commission at New Delhi. This snub … More What is the quid pro quo for Pakistan’s meek posture at Ufa?