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Spearhead Special Reports

This section contains Spearhead Special Reports researched and developed by our team of analysts and writers. All Special Reports are in PDF format.

The South China Sea: Examining Security and Cooperation

  Spearhead Special Report – 11.10.2018 By Shirin Naseer Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research For Beijing, the issue of the South China Sea and its security is of paramount importance....

THE HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT ON KASHMIR

Spearhead Special Report – 01.10.2018 By Hira A. Shafi Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research On 14th June 2018, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights published a report...

ASSESSING THE DAESH THREAT IN AFGHANISTAN: SECURITY IMPLICATIONS FOR THE SCO MEMBER STATES

Spearhead Special Report – 25.06.2019 By Hira A. Shafi Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Daesh ascended to prominence in 2014 after making territorial gains in Iraq and Syria, the...

ANDSF: Issues in the Train, Advise and Assist Efforts

By Hira A. Shafi Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research In September 2017 SIGAR published a report titled “ Reconstructing the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces: Lessons From...

India’s Security Objectives in Afghanistan Spell trouble for Pakistan

Spearhead Special Report – 01.11.2018 By Fatima Ayub Research Analyst, Spearhead Research In August 2018, after helping in the construction of Salma Dam in the western Herat province of...

Ukraine Military Dispositions

By Igor Sutyagin and Michael Clarke The Military Ticks Up while the Clock Ticks Down On 2 April, NATO’s Supreme Commander in Europe General Philip M Breedlove...

Assessing the failures of US ‘War on Terror’ 17 years after 9/11

Spearhead Special Report – 17.09.2018 By Fatima Ayub Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Seventeen years after 9/11, the outcome of the War on Terror is still in dispute. With the...

Spearhead Special Report – Balochistan: Oscillating in a Chasm

As the ‘Balochistan conflict’ earns the title of Pakistan’s other war, humanitarian attention flocks in the direction of Pakistan’s biggest and least populated province....

RISING TENSIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST: THE POSITION OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND THE...

Spearhead Special Paper – 28.06.2019 By Hira A. Shafi Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The Iran-US ties have been in a downward spiral ever since President Trump assumed power....
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...