• Declining Fortunes

    Spearhead Analysis – 26.04.2019 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research The Pak Rupee enjoyed an extended period of holding its value against the USD till 2017, when it traded at around Rs.105 against the Dollar. Come December 2017, the Rupee began its precipitous fall, which continues to this day with …

  • The Muller Report: Possibility of Trump’s Impeachment

    Spearhead Analysis – 26.04.2019 By Syed Murtaza Zaidi Research Analyst, Spearhead Research It has been two years in the making but the Muller report is finally here. Special Counsel Robert Muller, the former FBI Director and lawyer selected to probe allegations of collusion within the Trump campaign and the Russian government during …

  • India’s ASAT Test

    Spearhead Analysis – 26.04.2019 By Shirin Naseer Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a televised address on March 27 to announce the successful conduct of India’s anti-satellite (ASAT) missile test. The test targeted and destroyed one of India’s own satellites operating in the low-Earth orbit (LEO). The exercise dubbed …

  • Afghan Dialogue: A new stall

    Spearhead Analysis – 23.04.2019 By Hira A. Shafi Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The two-day intra-Afghan dialogue was scheduled to be held on the 19th of April 2019 in Qatar. The talks were expected to assemble Afghan Taliban leaders and various Afghan politicians, tribal elders and civil society representatives, to forge a …

  • Second Start

    Spearhead Analysis – 19.04.2019 Some off-road vehicles have a feature called ‘second start’. You activate that when the vehicle is stuck and you need a burst of power and traction to extricate and continue. The PTI government just nine months into its five-year tenure has felt the need for a ‘second …

  • Unceremonious Exit

    Spearhead Opinion – 19.04.2019 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research Eight months into power and the PTI-led government, under increasing pressure for its perceived underperformance, has decided on a major Cabinet reshuffle. The opening batsman, Mr. Asad Umar – the most powerful Minister after the Prime Minister, has unceremoniously exited …

  • Jumping the Gun

    Spearhead Analysis – 18.04.2019 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research Like most other leaderships in the World, the PTI leaders too are avid fans of social media for projecting their achievements or pointing out the shortcomings of their opponents. The Prime Minister and several other Ministers are in the habit …

  • Forward March

    Spearhead Analysis – 16.04.2019 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research The government having been berated for delaying the negotiations on the bail-out package with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), finally appears to be moving towards closure on something that could have been concluded as early as August 2018. In the …