• PTI’s Austerity Drive

    Spearhead Issue Brief – 17.09.2018 By Syed Murtaza Zaidi Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Imran Khan and the PTI ran their recent election campaign on the promise of building a ‘Naya Pakistan’, one which would be bereft of the shortcomings of the previous governments. In this regard, upon assuming the role of the …

  • The uncertain future of the Iran Deal

    Spearhead Analysis – 17.09.2018 By Hira A. Shafi Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The US re-imposed the first round of sanctions on Iran on the 7th of August 2018, the second round is due to snap back on the 5th of November 2018. Following the announcement of US withdrawal from the deal, …

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  • No More Cheese!!

    Spearhead Opinion – 13.09.2018 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research The economic advisors have been contemplating a ban on the import of luxury cars, smartphones, cheese and fruits, apparently to avoid having to approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF), for another bail-out package. These measures appear almost farcical in the …

  • Developments in Pakistan US Tie

    Spearhead Analysis – 10.09.2018 By Hira A. Shafi Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Utilizing economic leverage on Pakistan was an expected US stance– the US position became apparent in end July 2018 when Secretary of State expressed his views on a possible future IMF bailout package for Pakistan. In this period another …

  • Education Systems in Pakistan

    Spearhead Opinion – 10.09.2018 By Syed Murtaza Zaidi Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Ask anybody in Pakistan what the best way to improve the nation is, and they will either cite their hopes for the country’s large youth population, or suggest that the government should invest in the Education sector. And to some …

  • Pakistan is involved in a 5GW Hybrid War and It must Defend itself

    Spearhead Analysis – 31.08.2018 By Fatima Ayub Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Sun Tzu once said that “supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting”. Hybrid warfare aims to achieve such a victory. In light of the ever-evolving, globally transcendent threats that are quickly beginning to replace conventional methods of confrontational …

  • Too Many Misses

    Spearhead Analysis – 28.08.2018 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research In an article in The News, Nadeem Ul Haque aptly summed up what ails Pakistan: “It is, indeed, surprising that our economists and policy thinkers don’t see the extremely high costs of running a 21st century state with a 19th century …

  • Iran v USA at the ICJ – A Closer Look at International Law

    Spearhead Analysis – 27.08.2018 By Fatima Ayub Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Iran has sued the United States at the International Court of Justice in a surprising counter to nullify the latter’s nuclear sanctions reimposed by President Trump’s regime.  Invoking a half-century old treaty signed by Iran and the United States, this nearly-forgotten …

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