• India’s Foreign Policy Shift

    Spearhead Analysis – 18.03.2019 By Shirin Naseer Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research On February 14 a suicide attack conducted by Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) claimed the lives of more than 44 paramilitary personnel in Pulwama, Indian Kashmir. In the aftermath of the Pulwama attack, on February 26 the Indian Air Force (IAF) carried an …

  • Post Pulwama: Lessons to be learnt

    Spearhead Issue Brief – 18.03.2019 Summary: Mature and responsible political leadership on both sides prevented the Pulwama crisis from descending into an uncontrollable escalation sequence. Kashmir and India’s repressive policy remain the major drivers of instability in the region and the root cause of violence by a desperate people seeking freedom …

  • Of Perks and Privileges

    Spearhead Opinion – 15.03.2019 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research Through a swift unanimous agreement, the Punjab Parliamentarians pushed through the now controversial Bill for increasing their salaries, perks and privileges. This came on the heels of the US$1 Billion deposit placed by the Government of UAE with the Government …

  • Pakistan-India: Post Pulwama Lessons

    Spearhead Analysis – 14.03.2019 By Hira A. Shafi Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The month of February 2019 precipitated tensions between Pakistan and India- the downward spiral initiated following an attack on Indian paramilitary forces on February 14th. The Indian government hastily pointed fingers at Pakistan, while Pakistan’s response not only denounced …

  • An Emerging Indo-Israel Nexus Spells Trouble For Pakistan

    Spearhead Analysis – 11.03.2019 By Fatima Ayub Research Analyst, Spearhead Research For the past many months, Israel has been silently lining with India’s BJP government in an unspoken albeit politically dangerous “anti-Islamist” coalition. As recent evidence has unearthed, the Pulwama attack and the attempted Indian strikes in Balakot, Pakistan have only been …

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  • Servants of Servants

    Spearhead Opinion – 07.03.2019 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research During the period 2013-2018 as an elected member of the National Assembly, the Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) managed to attend 24 out of the more than 500 sessions of the National Assembly. Dismal performance by a Parliamentarian and …

  • Looney Tunes

    Spearhead Analysis – 28.02.2019 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research “Of course you know, this means war.” [Bugs Bunny] The attack in Pulwama District in Indian occupied Kashmir left scores of security personal dead, in a deadly targeted suicide blast by a local from the Indian-administered Kashmir. The Jaish-e-Mohammad purportedly …

  • Balakot and Batgram

    Spearhead Analysis – 27.02.2019 Pulwama happened and even a moron could connect two dots and decide that its roots lay in India’s disastrous policy in Kashmir. PM Modi (no doubt assisted by his National Security Adviser) jumped the gun, mounted his bandwagon and made the hare-brained unilateral determination (without an investigation) …

  • Perception of Corruption

    Spearhead Analysis – 26.02.2019 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research “Corruption is much more likely to flourish where democratic foundations are weak and, ……………………., where undemocratic and populist politicians can use it to their advantage.” [Delia Ferreira Rubio – Chair, Transparency International] The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) has been clamouring for …

  • Back from the Brink

    Spearhead Analysis – 25.02.2019 Since the Pulwama tragic attack, and PM Modi’s immediate knee jerk reaction of blaming Pakistan, much has happened. The media on both sides has gone to war and have honed up their skills of graphically depicting what the two countries could do to each other and how. …