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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 Peshawar Outrage

Spearhead Analysis – 17.12.2014 December 16, already a black day in our history because of Indian intervention in what is now Bangladesh but was East...

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...

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...

US Government Shutdown: Democrats Refuse to Back Down

Spearhead Analysis – 09.01.2019 By Syed Murtaza Zaidi Research Analyst, Spearhead Research On June 16, 2015, a press conference was called at the Trump Towers in Manhattan. The consensus...

DAWN LEAKS: Political Narratives

Spearhead Analysis – 12.05.2017 By ShahBano Khan Research Analyst, Spearhead Research With the publication of a leaked news story last year that ‘compromised’ national security, especially at a time when...
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.
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....