• Withering Education

    Spearhead Analysis – 19.10.2018 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the World. [Nelson Mandela] It was disturbing to see a retired Vice Chancellor and several aged Professors being led in handcuffs by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and …

  • Hard Times

    Spearhead Analysis – 15.10.2018 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research “Do the wise thing and the kind thing too, and make the best of us and not the worst.” [Charles Dickens, Hard Times] It is finally official. The PTI-led government after much deliberation has approached the International Monetary Fund (IMF). While this …

  • The legality of US and Chinese positions in the South China Sea

    Spearhead Analysis – 15.10.2018 By Hira A. Shafi Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The rise of China and US-Sino power rivalry has exacerbated existing tensions in the South China Sea.  The dispute gained global attention from 2001 onwards when the US and Chinese differences in the sea manifested. Reportedly, a Chinese frigate …

    South China Sea
  • ‘Tis Folly to be Wise….

    Spearhead Analysis – 12.10.2018 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research Where ignorance is Bliss, ‘Tis Folly to be Wise…[Thomas Gray} Hardly 60 days after assuming power, the Imran Khan led PTI Government is being berated for the dire faults of the ousted PML-N led Government. The fault lies partly in …

  • Getting It Right

    Spearhead Analysis – 11.10.2018 Pakistan has decided to go to the IMF for a bailout. Presumably this long awaited and much delayed decision has been taken after exhausting all other options. The word on the street was that this decision was inevitable but would be taken after the bye-elections on 14th …

  • THE HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT ON KASHMIR

    Spearhead Special Report – 01.10.2018 By Hira A. Shafi Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research On 14th June 2018, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights published a report on the Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir.Following the outbreak of violence in Kashmir in 2016, the High Commissioner for Human Rights on numerous occasions …

  • CLIMATE CHANGE IN PAKISTAN

    Spearhead Special Report – 01.10.2018 By Syed Murtaza Zaidi Research Analyst, Spearhead Research A few months before the 2013 elections, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) unveiled its National Climate Change Policy amid much fanfare, and claimed that they were the first political party in Pakistan’s history to formulate such a policy aimed to …

    Climate Pakistan
  • Pakistan and India: Recent Developments

    Spearhead Analysis – 01.10.2018 By Hira A. Shafi Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Earlier in September 2018, hopes for bilateral improvements surfaced when Prime Minister Imran Khan wrote to PM Narendra Modi and proposed that the foreign ministers of the two countries should meet in New York. India initially accepted the proposal …

  • Waning Confidence

    Spearhead Analysis – 28.09.2018 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research The never-ending saga of inept decision making continues to haunt the corridors of power in Pakistan. The fault inherently lies in the ineptitude of the decision makers, borne out of years of neglect, inexperience, and a nonchalant attitude that does …