• Modi in the China Shop

    Spearhead Analysis – 19.05.2015 India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited China from May 14 to 16. He went there with some heavy baggage. India’s establishment has never lost an opportunity to portray China as a threat. In fact its military establishment says loudly and clearly that in their threat perception …

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  • From the chamber of secrets

    Spearhead Analysis – 12.05.2015 By Enum Naseer Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Rumor mills are abuzz with reports that Pakistan’s economy is already in the shackles of deflation. Eventually it all boils down to the prevalence of a faulty monetary and fiscal policy. Once an economy falls into deflation, it becomes …

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  • From revolution to evolution

    Spearhead Analysis – 07.05.2015 By Saman Tariq Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf appears to be rather jubilant at the current turn of events. The decision of election tribunal to order re-polling on the seat won by Saad Rafique is being termed as PTI’s victory as it legitimizes to a certain …

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  • CPEC Politics – Part 2

    Spearhead Analysis – 30.04.2015 CPEC Politics – Part 2 [Link to Part 1] By Shayan Malik & Enum Naseer Research Analysts, Spearhead Research Smaller provinces who perceive themselves to be on the periphery of the said plan, have evoked long-held grievances to augment the argument that this is in line with a …

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  • CPEC Politics

    Spearhead Analysis – 30.04.2015 CPEC Politics – Part 1 [Link to Part 2] By Shayan Malik & Enum Naseer Research Analysts, Spearhead Research Much is being said about the $46bn worth of Chinese investment coming into Pakistan. Although all analyses are speculative in tone, there is the understanding that this presents Pakistan …

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  • Refocusing: Brothers in arms or Brothers in ihraams?

    Spearhead Analysis – 28.04.2015 By Abdulla Wasti Research Analyst, Spearhead Research On April 9th, four attackers in military uniforms launched a six-hour gun and grenade attack in the usually peaceful city of Mazar-i-Sharif which resulted in 10 casualties and over 60 being wounded. The responsibility for the attack was claimed by …

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  • Economic Breakthrough Opportunity

    Spearhead Issue Brief The business environment in Pakistan has perked up as the corporate world eyes the opportunities that have opened up with the 46 billion dollar Chinese infrastructure and energy package. And it’s not just the business men in Pakistan it is the global business world that is looking …

    Pak-China Relations
  • The Chinese in Pakistan

    Spearhead Analysis – 23.04.2015 The Chinese President came calling thereby ending the suspense over his much delayed visit. He came with a large retinue of officials and corporation heads, and of course he did not come empty handed. So he came, he delivered and he won the hearts and minds …

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  • Judgment Call

    Spearhead Analysis – 08.04.2015 First there was the unexplained 1.5 billion dollar ‘gift’ from Saudi Arabia. Then Qatar came calling and the first ship carrying LNG arrived as part of a reportedly 22 billion dollar deal. Now we have the US notification to Congress of an impending sale of Viper …

    Pak-Saudi Relationships
  • Russian Roulette

    Spearhead Analysis – 02.04.2015 By Enum Naseer Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The winds of change are blowing in Europe: the old establishment has been threatened by the emergence of leftists on the political scene. It started with Greece, sending ripples to the likes of Spain and Italy. Post the initial …

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