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?
Russian jet may have been shot down, not because of air space violation but out of sheer frustration or may be for show of defiance HUSSAIN SAQIB Turkey has shot down a Russian SU-24 jet on Tuesday for violating Turkish airspace. The jet was downed after Turkey’s consistent warnings to the jet to turn around fell on … More Why did Turkey shoot down Russian jet?
Nawaz Sharif’s strategic dialogue will mainly address US fears associated with Pakistan’s tactical nukes HUSSAIN SAQIB While Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is packing his bags for his upcoming US visit and giving final touches to various briefs and talking points, it is increasingly being felt that all is not sugar and honey between the two … More Five reasons why the US fans instability in South Asia
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 ….
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
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…..