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Protecting Pakistan From Within: Will Peace Negotiations Succeed

Protecting Pakistan From Within: Will Peace Negotiations Succeed?

By Shemrez Nauman Afzal Research Advisor and Consultant (Security and Governance) Spearhead Research – Pakistan Abstract The story of peace talks between the Pakistani government and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan...

ANDSF: Issues in the Train, Advise and Assist Efforts

By Hira A. Shafi Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research In September 2017 SIGAR published a report titled “ Reconstructing the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces: Lessons From...

Spearhead Special Report – North Waziristan: The Death Trap

On December 16th, 2010, President Obama's White House released an abridged summary of its review of the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Expected to...

Why territorial losses do not mean the end for the Islamic State

Spearhead Special Report – 23.01.2018 By Fatima Ayub Research Analyst, Spearhead Research When commanders of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), waved the victory flag of their forces at...
Pakistan’s political snapshot, February - March 2014

Pakistan’s political snapshot, February – March 2014

With an operation underway, and the factionalism between the terrorist groups, cleavages within the TTP and border control issues have put Pakistan Civil Military...

The South China Sea: Examining Security and Cooperation

  Spearhead Special Report – 11.10.2018 By Shirin Naseer Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research For Beijing, the issue of the South China Sea and its security is of paramount importance....

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...

Spearhead Special Report – Too Cold to Start

Since partition, Pakistan and India have been at the war front a number of times, and with the recent exposition  on the Wiki leaks...

Iran vs. Israel: Winds of War in Syria

Spearhead Special Report – 09.05.2018 By Fatima Ayub Research Analyst, Spearhead Research In 2017, If the military defeat of IS after confrontations in Iraq and Syria with the broad...
Pakistan’s security snapshot, February - March 2014

Pakistan’s security snapshot, February – March 2014

The month of February was a rollercoaster for Pakistan’s security, as peace talks with the TTP and the government, through their negotiating committees, had...