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Why territorial losses do not mean the end for the Islamic State

Spearhead Special Report – 23.01.2018 By Fatima Ayub Research Analyst, Spearhead Research When commanders of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), waved the victory flag of their forces at...

Pakistan’s economic snapshot, March 2013

With the current political regime counting its last days, Pakistan’s economy seems to be left hanging in the air. Political instability, poor foresight on...

Iraq’s elections : Why Muqatada al-Sadr’s win heralds a new era for Baghdad

Spearhead Special Report – 29.05.2018 By Fatima Ayub Research Analyst, Spearhead Research On 12 May, 2018 Iraq saw its first elections since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003...

Spearhead Special Report – North Waziristan: The Death Trap

On December 16th, 2010, President Obama's White House released an abridged summary of its review of the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Expected to...
Pakistan’s political snapshot, February - March 2014

Pakistan’s political snapshot, February – March 2014

With an operation underway, and the factionalism between the terrorist groups, cleavages within the TTP and border control issues have put Pakistan Civil Military...

CPEC: Enhancing Pakistan-China Cultural Exchange

Spearhead Special Report – 04.12.2017 By Shirin Naseer Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research With a massive network of motorways, railways, hydropower, and developmental projects, the $60 billion worth China-Pakistan...

Pakistan: Defying the odds

The road traffic in a country is a good barometer of its level of discipline, education and mannerisms. There was a time when smartly...

Iran-Saudi rivalry: Options for Pakistan

Spearhead Special Report – 05.12.2017 By Hira A. Shafi Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Pakistan shares deep socio-religious linkages and has common security and economic interests with both, Iran...

IRAQ’S KIRKUK CRISIS AS A PRIMER FOR POST-ISIL CONSTRUCT

Spearhead Issue Brief – 02.11.2017 By Fatima Ayub Research Analyst, Spearhead Research In a remarkable turnaround of fate, Iraqi military forces and the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Unit (PMU) took less...
Pakistan’s economic snapshot, February - March 2014

Pakistan’s economic snapshot, February – March 2014

Stock Market The KSE showed a disappointing performance during the month of February. The dismal trends in the stock market can be attributed to the...