• Chinese outreach to Latin America

    Spearhead Analysis – 21.02.2018 By Shirin Naseer Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research As Washington continues to look inwards with its hard-edged ‘America First’ stance, Beijing is rapidly expanding its influence in regions beyond Asia. Since the year 2003, China has moved further into Latin America investing over $110 billion in local Latin …

  • China considers expanding its overseas bases

    Spearhead Analysis – 21.02.2018 By Shirin Naseer Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Under the Chinese President Xi Jinping, China’s naval presence has extended further beyond its immediate coastline into regions not previously considered as lying within its sphere of influence. According to reports, China is now in the process of constructing its …

  • What Lies Ahead

    Spearhead Analysis – 14.02.2018 India had openly vowed to isolate Pakistan internationally and undermine it internally. After that, the Kulbushan Jadhev episode unmasked the Indian covert game plan, much as the Raymond Davis fiasco had uncovered US designs earlier. Since then the US-India alliance has moved forward by leaps and bounds …

  • US – Afghanistan Policy: Options for Pakistan

    Spearhead Analysis – 12.02.2018 By Hira A. Shafi Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The month of January 2018 was tragic for Afghanistan. Reportedly, Taliban forces launched an attack on the InterContinental Hotel in Kabul- killing and injuring several. Few days later, IS reportedly launched a gruesome attack on a ‘Save The Children’ …

  • Preparing for the Elections

    Spearhead Analysis – 08.02.2018 By Syed Murtaza Zaidi Research Analyst, Spearhead Research In every country around the world, election time can lead to a flurry of activity from the general populace as well as the political candidates, and is considered a time for momentous change and a step towards progress. However, in recent …

  • China Moves in as Trump Expresses Frustration with African Countries

    Spearhead Analysis – 06.02.2018 By Shirin Naseer Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research On January 25 US President Donald Trump sent a letter to several African leaders after he made an insulting comment directed at Haiti, El Salvador, and various African nations. At a White House meeting on immigration Trump reportedly asked, “Why do we want …

  • The Population Bomb

    Spearhead Analysis – 02.02.2018 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research Pakistan as a region has a rich history dating back almost 2,500 years B.C., when it was considered to be one of the most advanced and developed civilizations of the times. When it became a sovereign state on August 14, 1947, it …