• NATIONAL ACTION PLAN

    Spearhead Analysis – 09.12.2016 By ShahBano Khan Research Analyst, Spearhead Research As we fast approach the darkest day in December, the national consciousness will once again be jostled into a period of mourning, reflection, and perhaps action: it was on the 16th of December, two years ago, that seven gunmen affiliated with the …

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  • French dilemma: Divided we stand, united we fall?

    Spearhead Analysis – 08.12.2016 By Hira A. Shafi Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The primary party elections results have surfaced two strong contenders’ for the upcoming Presidential election. From the far right Marie Le Pen of (National Front) FN and centre right Francois Fillon of Les Republicans. Francois Hollande with only 4% approval …

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  • The Population Bomb

    Spearhead Analysis – 08.12.2016 By Farrukh Karamat Research Analyst, Spearhead Research In the 1973 movie Soylent Green, starring Charlton Heston, we were shown a world riddled with problems from over-population, pollution, depleted resources, poverty, and contaminated water. It depicts a population that survives on processed food rations, including “soylent green” – processed humans. We …

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  • What Lies Ahead

    Spearhead Analysis – 06.12.2016 By now it is clear that barring a major event we are not going to see any change in the political team that is running the country. Nor are we going to see any change in governance and decision making styles. There will be a gearing up …

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  • The Road Travelled and the Road Ahead

    Spearhead Analysis – 30.11.2016 Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif retired on 29th November 2016 at the end of his mandated three year tenure. This is as it should be. Chiefs of Army Staff do not ask for extensions nor can they give themselves extensions. General Raheel Sharif had indicated …

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  • Syrian and Regional Economic Integration to Counter Terrorism

    Spearhead Analysis – 25.11.2016 By Hira A. Shafi Research Analyst, Spearhead Research A “pro-democracy” protest in March 2011 has led to: 250,000 Syrian deaths, amplified sectarian divides, endless war crimes, migration of 4.5million Syrians while leaving 6.5 million people internally displaced and a creation of a battleground for various proxy wars. Multifarious …

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  • TURKEY IN PAKISTAN: Erdogan’s footprint

    Spearhead Analysis – 25.11.2016 By ShahBano Khan Research Analyst, Spearhead Research It was upon reading a book by H C Armstrong that Jinnah found in the Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, his contemporary, a kindred spirit; Grey Wolf, as Ataturk was called, was to have a profound and everlasting influence on the nation’s …

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  • Across Land and Water

    Spearhead Analysis – 24.10.2016 By Xenia Rasul Khan Mahsud Research Analyst, Spearhead Research From moral highgrounds to slippery slopes, Indo-Pak relations have seen them all. In a recent revelation, the Pakistan Navy announced that an Indian Navy submarine was spotted and later escorted away from Pakistani territorial waters. According to analysts, since both …

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  • Debt Debacle

    Spearhead Analysis – 23.11.2016 By Farrukh Karamat Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Pakistan’s debt levels have been a focus of a great deal of attention in recent years. The domestic debt and liabilities have risen to a level of Rs.14.79 Trillion, whereas the external debt and liabilities reached a level of USD72.98 Million till …

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