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The Shape of Things to Come

Spearhead Analysis – 17.06.2019 The Prime Minister in his midnight power address to the nation announced a ‘high-powered’ commission to probe loans taken over the...

Jumping the Gun

Spearhead Analysis – 18.04.2019 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research Like most other leaderships in the World, the PTI leaders too are avid fans of social media...

The Afghan war

Spearhead Analysis – 22.05.2017 By Hira A. Shafi Research Analyst, Spearhead Research As the US enters a new phase of the Afghan war under the Trump administration, the most...
CONUNDRUMS OF NAWAZ-OBAMA SUMMIT

CONUNDRUMS OF NAWAZ-OBAMA SUMMIT

By Air Commodore (R) Khalid Iqbal The two leaders would meet under a strategic environment that embodies both areas of convergence as well as divergences....
Pakistan Protection Ordinance 2013

Pakistan Protection Ordinance: beware the double-edged sword

Spearhead Analysis – 30.01.2014 By Sarah Eleazar Research Analyst, Spearhead Research – Pakistan Lack of political will vis-à-vis the Taliban has riddled the state ever since it entered a...

Dancing with India

Pakistan tested in response to India’s tests because India’s conventional superiority plus nuclear weapons would have become an unacceptable threat to Pakistan given the distrust and the unresolved issues between the two countries. Given the asymmetric power situation Pakistan will not provoke India but India has a Cold Start Doctrine that means a sudden strike against Pakistan if there is a terrorist event in India and India determines that it has been sponsored by Pakistan.

The call of the bell

Spearhead Analysis – 29.01.2015 By Enum Naseer Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research As expected, the international credit rating agency, Moody's has taken note of the recent petrol crisis in...

The Business of Terror

Spearhead Analysis – 29.09.2016 By Xenia Rasul Khan Mahsud Research Analyst, Spearhead Research In more ways than we know, the world is slowly becoming a single community – a global...

In Helsinki, Putin triumphs over Trump

Spearhead Analysis – 20.07.2018 By Fatima Ayub Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The 16th July Helsinki summit between President Trump and President Putin lived up to its expectations of being the...
Ishaq Dar

Chronic myopia

Spearhead Analysis – 13.03.2015 By Enum Naseer Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The post-Cold War world is a strikingly different place:  with softer (non-military) aspects of the new security...