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Spearhead Special Reports

This section contains Spearhead Special Reports researched and developed by our team of analysts and writers. All Special Reports are in PDF format.

ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE IP GAS PIPELINE ON PAKISTAN

Conceived in the 1950s as a pipeline connecting Iran’s gas fields with Pakistan and India, the IPI pipeline has been host to much controversy....

RISING TENSIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST: THE POSITION OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND THE...

Spearhead Special Paper – 28.06.2019 By Hira A. Shafi Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The Iran-US ties have been in a downward spiral ever since President Trump assumed power....
Durand Line

The “Durand Line” in the 21st Century

Spearhead Analysis – 17.06.2014 By Shemrez Nauman Afzal Research Advisor and Consultant (Security and Governance) Spearhead Research – Pakistan Afghanistan and Pakistan cannot be stabilized unless and until 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...

PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN: PERSPECTIVES & OPTIONS

Spearhead Special Report – 27.06.2018 By Hira A. Shafi Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Recently, Afghanistan witnessed an alternate vision of co-existence when the Afghan Government along with US...

Pakistan’s economic snapshot, October – November 2013

Pakistan’s total liquid foreign exchange reserves stood at $8.8 billion on November 22, 2013: SBP held $3.46 billion and commercial banks held $5.33 billion...
Economic Snapshot September

Pakistan’s economic snapshot, September – October 2013

A typical trademark for elected governments is setting ambitious targets and making tall promises, without factoring in prevailing constraints of the economy. The evident...
Climate Pakistan

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...

US objectives in Afghanistan: Options for Pakistan

The US strategy in Afghanistan has never indicated with any certainty the end state sought by the US and the strategy for achieving that...

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...