• The Pak-US Odyssey

    Spearhead Analysis – 03.09.2015 By Moiz Agha Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The old mantra of the US to ‘do more’ once again found resonance when the National Security Advisor of the United States, Suzan Rice, visited Pakistan this past Sunday. Despite what Pakistan has achieved in the past year ever since the commencement …

    NSA
  • The rising power of the Gulf

    Spearhead Analysis – 07.08.2015 By Moiz Agha Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Seminal events are certainly taking place in the Middle East. For as long as one can remember Saudi Arabia has been the sentinel of the US in this region, toeing its diktats as one would follow Scripture. Notwithstanding this historically rooted bonhomie, …

    Pak-Iran
  • The Fiasco Called Talks

    Spearhead Analysis – 26.08.2015 The dust has settled over the non event that did not take place — the NSA (National Security Adviser) level talks between India and Pakistan. The talks were a non starter from the beginning. India wanted a one agenda meeting to focus on their main concern …

    nawaz-modi
  • Long walk to freedom

    Spearhead Opinion – 13.08.2015 By Enum Naseer Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Nearly 7 decades after independence, Pakistan’s political system still seems to be work in progress.  As the PPP and the PML (N) took turns running the country, the political arena was characterized by predictability as far as democratic governments were …

    Pakistan-Zindabad
  • Matters of statecraft: Handle with care!

    Spearhead Analysis – 13.08.2015 By Abdulla Wasti Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Let’s get straight to the point; “there is no room for morality in matters of statecraft.” These are the words of the ex-ISI Director General, Asad Durrani, at the Oxford Union debate that was held earlier this year by Al …

    Ghani-Nawaz Meeting
  • A wake up call

    Spearhead Opinion – 12.08.2015 By Enum Naseer Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research It is believed that in the developing world, climate change acts as a ‘threat multiplier’ and poses the greatest challenge to the well-being of societies. Experts have for long warned that the intensity of floods in Pakistan will increase in the …

    Flood in Chitral Pakistan
  • 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 …

    Narendra-Modi