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ASSESSING THE DAESH THREAT IN AFGHANISTAN: SECURITY IMPLICATIONS FOR THE SCO MEMBER STATES

Spearhead Special Report – 25.06.2019 By Hira A. Shafi Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Daesh ascended to prominence in 2014 after making territorial gains in Iraq and Syria, the...

‘Time Is Up’: Pakistan’s Army Targets Protest Movement, Stifling Dissent

Pakistan’s powerful military has seemed unstoppable recently in getting what it wants: its favored candidate as prime...
Why is Gwadar’s Pearl Continental attack significant for Pakistan?

Why is Gwadar’s Pearl Continental attack significant for Pakistan?

By Yasmeen Aftab Ali The Pearl Continental hotel in Pakistan’s all important port city of Gwadar was recently attacked...

The world’s largest election, explained

By Milan Vaishnav and Jamie Hintson Indians will vote in nationwide general elections this spring. There are approximately 879 million eligible voters. More than two-thirds of voters...
Oil rises to 2014 highs on Iran Sanctions, NAFTA deal

Oil rises to 2014 highs on Iran Sanctions, NAFTA deal

Oil futures jumped on Monday, reaching the highest levels since November 2014, as U.S. sanctions on Iran come into force and a North American...

China’s Muslim ban

At first, Chinese authorities in her village in Xinjiang removed the crescents from the mosque, Auken told me. Then the imam and the boy...
Elections 2018

Elections 2018

And Orwellian Doublespeak Despite hiccups aplenty, Elections 2018 are finally being held. Pakistan in its checkered political history since 1970 has held ten national elections....

On mainstreaming FATA

Long time coming Pakistan’s National Assembly passed a historic bill on 24th May 2018 whereby the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), located in the north-western...
Cryptocurrencies Are Ponzi Schemes, Says World Bank Head

Cryptocurrencies Are Ponzi Schemes, Says World Bank Head

The World Bank president on Wednesday compared cryptocurrencies to Ponzi schemes but had good things to say about blockchain technology. It took long enough, but...

Catalan Referendum: A case of self-determination or skewed representation?

Spearhead Analysis – 05.10.2017 By Raja Safiullah Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Unofficial footage has emerged showing the Spanish police violently seizing ballot boxes, forcing voters out of polling stations, and...