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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.

Internal Security, Peace and Sustainable Development Seminar

Spearhead Special Report – 30.03.2018 By Hira A. Shafi Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The Ministry of Interior conducted a seminar on Internal Security, Peace and Sustainable Development on...

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...

CPEC: Analyzing External Challenges

Spearhead Special Report – 23.01.2018 By Shirin Naseer Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research In May, more than 100 countries attended the inaugural “Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation”...

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...

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...

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...

CPEC: Past and Future Challenges

By Shirin Naseer Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), an enormous $62 billion bilateral developmental project between Pakistan and China, is hailed as a...

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...

The Syrian Question; Reconfiguring State Construct Post-IS

By Fatima Ayub Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Six years into the Syrian civil war, the reign and security of President Bashar-ul-Assad’s regime is secured - but it is...

PAKISTAN-US-AFGHANISTAN: The Way Forward

By Hira A. Shafi Research Analyst, Spearhead Research On August 21st President Trump unveiled the broad contours of the US Afghan and South Asian Strategy. The resolve- as...