• Economic Gains or Hidden Losses

    Spearhead Analysis – 20.06.2017 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research “Macroeconomic stability gains made under the 2013-16 EFF-supported programme have begun to erode and could pose risks to the economic outlook.” [International Monetary Fund (IMF)] The Pakistan Economic Survey 2016-17 showed an abysmal failure on many fronts, as the Government was …

  • The Arab Fall Out

    Spearhead Analysis – 19.06.2017 By Xenia Rasul Khan Mahsud Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Common sense and experience would dictate that the world would move towards unity and interdependence in the face of adversity, as opposed to division, power play, and cheap talk. But if there’s anything that the modern world has taught us …

  • KASHMIR: mismanaging justice

    Spearhead Analysis – 16.06.2017 By ShahBano Khan Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Kashmir, long known as paradise on earth, is now fast becoming a pinnacle of regional conflict, aggression, and violence. Although the land has been a bone of contention between the two nuclear-armed South Asian rivals India and Pakistan for many decades, it …

  • To Trade or Not to Trade

    Spearhead Analysis – 13.06.2017 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research “The only way that we can reduce our financial dependence on the inflow of funds from the rest of the world is to reduce our trade deficit”. [Martin Feldstein] In a country faced with mass ignorance, fear mongering by the government …

  • Kabul Attacks: Pakistan- Afghanistan

    Spearhead Analysis – 07.06.2017 By Hira A. Shafi Research Analyst, Spearhead Research A frightening shadow of terror loomed over Afghanistan last week, as a massive explosion hit Kabul’s diplomatic enclave area– in close proximity to the area of the blast stands the presidential palace, defense ministry building, national security headquarters and a …

  • Rekindling India-Russia Relations

    Spearhead Analysis – 06.06.2017 By Shirin Naseer Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 18th annual India-Russia summit in St Petersburg on Thursday where leaders of both countries unveiled the ‘joint vision document’ outlining the agenda for economic cooperation between the two nations for the coming decades. PM …

  • Rethinking Alliances

    Spearhead Opinion – 06.06.2017 By Shirin Naseer Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The Trump-led ‘Arab-Islamic-American summit’ was to be the first of many occasions where Pakistan’s diplomatic investment in the Islamic Military Alliance (IMA) was going to be recognized and perhaps even applauded— or at least that’s what the leadership in Pakistan had …

  • The Arab Summit: Pakistan- Iran ties

    Spearhead Analysis – 01.06.2017 By Hira A. Shafi Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The month of May brought forth certain defining moments. The US-Arab Summit certainly tops that list. Apart from committing to unitedly combating terrorism, the summit also seems to have consolidated certain regional fault lines, by vociferously discussing Iran centric threats– …

  • Bud….Budge….Budget

    Spearhead Analysis – 31.05.2017 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research After the release of the somewhat lackluster Economic Survey for 2016-2017, the much anticipated Fiscal Budget for 2017-2018 has been presented – the last budget to be presented by the incumbent Government as its term comes to an end in 2018. …