Dr. Zafar Jaspal

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FATF: Pakistan’s chances of exiting the gray list?

Islamabad has been struggling to get off the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) gray list since 2018. However, internal and external environments have not...

How should Pakistan benefit from SCO?

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

South Asia's regional security and economic prosperity have been obstructed by the protracted strategic rivalry between India and Pakistan. Instead of mitigating their differences,...

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

The 2020 Nuclear Security Index by the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) revealed that the progress on Global Nuclear Security had slowed significantly during the...

Iran’s unrestrained nuclear ambition

A fire at the Natanz nuclear plant in Isfahan and a colossal explosion at the Khojir military complex outside Tehran reignited concerns about the...

In the aftermath of PSX attack, follow this path to neutralise BLA

The killing of eight people in the militant attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) in Karachi on Monday has sent shock waves around...

Indo-China tensions: US interests & regional implications

On June 15, Sino-Indian tensions spiked with the killing of 20 soldiers during a confrontation in the Galwan Valley-- the mountainous region of Ladakh....

Collaboration must for fighting Pakistan’s locust invasion

Since last year, the desert locust has been posing an unprecedented threat to Pakistan’s agriculture sector, and the response of the government was slow...

CPEC: The real danger is US’s policies

China and Pakistan have been struggling to complete the multibillion-dollar economic corridor project in the prescribed time frame despite the COVID-19 pandemic. With the...

18th amendment debate is irrelevant at this time!

Constitutionally, Pakistan is a federal state, but its political culture is more akin to a unitary state. This paradox between the political...

Would US distribute its pledged fund for countries like Pakistan?

The global spread of Covid-19 will have a devastating impact on the socio-economic system of countries, particularly of developing nations. Indeed, the worldwide pandemic...

Why Coronavirus is a grave security challenge for Pakistan

The spread of the contagious coronavirus has endangered almost every nation. Squares and streets are deserted and educational institutions, cinemas, theatres and marriage halls...

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