• An invisible coup

    By Zoon Ahmed Khan Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Pakistan Today Feature Analysis by Spearhead Research 29 August, 2014: Rumor had it that a ‘soft coup’ has taken place in Pakistan. What triggered the Washington Post’s fiery claim then was the ease with which the opposition brigade marched up to the capital …

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  • A game of poker

    Spearhead Analysis – 26.06.2015 By Enum Naseer Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The oil market is beginning to resemble a game of poker. As all players hold their cards close to their chests, it has become increasingly difficult to predict how the game ends. Analysts who had nearly half a decade …

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  • Murky Waters

    Spearhead Analysis – 11.06.2015 In October, 2014, Ajit Doval India’s National Security Adviser reportedly said, “We would like to resolve our problems through negotiations, through talks. I can’t think of any problem that cannot be resolved through negotiations. But on the other hand, India would like to have an effective …

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  • All eyes on Gwadar

    Spearhead Analysis – 09.06.2015 By Moiz Agha Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The China Pakistan Economic Corridor was first envisaged by the Chinese who formally proposed the project when the Chinese Premier Li Kiqiang visited Pakistan in 2013. Ever since the project was publically promulgated a ruckus was raised not only on a …

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  • BUDGET—2015

    Spearhead Analysis – 09.06.2015 The national budget for 2015-16 is now several days old. Hardly anyone has said a good or appreciative word about it. Many have criticized it. Again hardly anyone has said exactly what the budget should have been and how, under the prevailing environment, it could have …

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  • Pak-India Recalibration

    Spearhead Analysis – 03.06.2015 By Moiz Agha Research Analyst, Spearhead Research When Narendra Modi invited Pakistan’s Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif, to his oath taking ceremony, many believed this gesture to augur well for the relations between the two countries in times to come. Yet time, as it has unfolded, has proved …

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  • The throne and the sword

    Spearhead Analysis – 03.06.2015 By Enum Naseer Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Legend has it that in ancient Italy, Damocles, a courtier in the court of King Dionysius, was given the opportunity to trade places with the King after he made the observation that men of power were extremely fortunate and …

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