• Narendra Modi and the rise of Hindu Nationalists

    Spearhead Analysis – 31.07.2015 By Ali Farooq The BJP government rose to power in the Indian elections of 2014 with the mandate that they will revolutionize the Indian economy and make India a formidable economic power on the world stage. One other key-stone assurance they gave the Indian public was that …

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  • Further down the rabbit hole

    Spearhead Analysis – 31.07.2015 By Abdulla Wasti Research Analyst, Spearhead Research On July 30th 2015, the Afghan Taliban officially confirmed Mullah Omar’s death and a couple of hours after the announced, the group elected Mullah Akhtar Mansour as the new Afghan Taliban supreme leader. Moreover, the council also elected Sirajuddin Haqqani, …

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  • Political Nostrums

    Spearhead Opinion – 16.07.2015 By Moiz Agha Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The Matuhidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) is one of the, if not the most popular political party in urban Sindh. The party has had the longest serving provincial governor in the entire history of the country. The party continues to win elections by …

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  • Deal or No Deal

    Spearhead Analysis – 15.07.2015 Tuesday July 14th 2015 became a day to be remembered as news came in from Vienna of a historic accord between Iran and the six nations involved in the negotiations to curb Iran’s nuclear program. The six nations were the US, UK, China, Russia, France and …

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  • Beyond Silk

    Spearhead Analysis – 10.07.2015 By Zoon Ahmed Khan Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Only days after the finalization of China led Asia Investment and Infrastructure Bank’s (AIIB) shares, the Shanghai Corporation Organization is set to spread its clout as well. Initially formed between China, Russia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan as Shanghai-Five (1996) …

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  • Mounting tensions

    Spearhead Analysis – 09.07.2015 By Moiz Agha Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The ‘Hindutva’ and the ‘Fortress of Islam’ have, for quite some time now, been treading a dangerous road which appears to be leading to a head on collision between the two nuclear powers of the Sub-continent.  The Prime Ministers of the …

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  • Pakistan’s Evolving Internal Scenario

    Spearhead Analysis – 08.07.2015 If there is one word that could describe Pakistan’s political scene it is vibrancy. Rumors, speculation, the shadow of the military, the criticism of the elected government, the reported shenanigans of the politicians, interference by India’s intelligence agency RAW, worries about US interference and the obsession …

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  • Pakistan-Afghanistan Diplomacy – The Way Forward

    By Hassan Raza Sheikh Intern Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The Afghan Intelligence Service, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) has publicly blamed an official of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for working with the infamous Haqqani Network in carrying out the attack at the Afghan Parliament on June 22nd. The bomb …

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