Dr. Zafar Jaspal

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Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal is Professor, School of Politics and International Relations, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. Author of India’s Surgical Strike Stratagem: Brinksmanship and Response, (2019). He is also an advisor on Non-Proliferation to SASSI, London and a course coordinator at Foreign Services Academy for the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Email: jaspal_99@hotmail.com.

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As the Great Powers and militarily insecure states are struggling to establish and consolidate their alliances in the advent of a multi-polar global order...

Rafale and Al-Khalid-1: Increasing war-fighting capacity and regional security puzzle

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While celebrating Nuclear Security Index improvement, Pakistan needs to act cautiously

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Indo-China tensions: US interests & regional implications

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