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Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal is Director & Associate Professor at the School of Politics and International Relations, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan, where he teaches various aspects of Strategic Studies; International Security; Nuclear/Missile Proliferation; Terrorism including CBNR Terrorism and Countermeasures; Arms Control/Disarmament; Domestic and Foreign Policies of the country. He is an advisor on Non-Proliferation to SASSI, Islamabad/London and a Course Coordinator at Foreign Services Academy Ministry of Foreign Affairs Islamabad. Prior to joining the University, he had been a Research Fellow at ISSI, IPRI, Islamabad, Pakistan. Dr. Zafar, as a Guest Speaker/Visiting Lecturer, had delivered and still continues to deliver lectures at NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany; Center of Excellence: Defence against Terrorism, Ankara, Turkey; National Security & War Courses of Pakistan’s National Defence University; Intelligence Bureau Academy, Command and Staff College Quetta; Air War College, Karachi, and Foreign Service Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan. He holds Ph.D. and M. Phil in International Relations and M.A. in Political Science. He did advance Post Graduate Certificate courses in Peace and Conflict Studies, from European Peace University Stadtschlaining, Austria; Peace Research, International Relations and Foreign Policy Analysis from Oslo University, Norway. He also did CMC Training Course/ Cooperative Monitoring from Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.

Great Powers strategic competition in Indo-Pacific region

Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The convergence of Americans and Indians strategic interest not only endure Washington’s decisive role in the Indo-Pacific region but also strengthen...

Nuclear weapons solidifying defensive fence

Dr Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | PAKISTAN has been encountering an existential threat since 1947. India has not reconciled with its sovereign survival. New Delhi did...

Combating transnational militancy

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The successful execution of Zarb-i-Azb and Raad-ul-Fasaad operations have not only restored the authority of the state but also brought...

Pakistan’s maritime security

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The Indian Ocean Region is having immense political and economic opportunities for Pakistan. The safety of sea-lanes is crucial for...

Stimulating geo-strategic environment

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Changing regional and global politico-economic circumstances and emerging security concerns have been reshaping the relationship between/among nations. The replica of...

Pakistan at crossroads & CPEC

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Pakistan cannot ignore the great powers politics in Asia due to its geostrategic location, devastating dispute with India, and endless...

Syrian imbroglio

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | For the last seven years, the people of Syria have been victim of civil war. The Syrian ruling elite seems...

Despite daunting past, Pakistan and Russia draw closer amid geopolitical changes

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Shifts in the global political landscape have pushed the United States and Pakistan further apart, drawing Russia and Pakistan closer...

Babur-III tested; Pakistan becomes a Nuclear Triad

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The successful test of Babur-III Cruise Missile completed the last leg of Pakistan’s nuclear triad. Developing nuclear triad capability is...

Russia and US reminiscing the Cold War

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The United States gradual fading of two-decades’ sole super power stature is giving way to the blocks solidarity in the...

IS in Afghanistan: An emerging threat in a volatile region

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The increasing power of the militant IS (Daesh) is immensely catastrophic for the war torn Afghan state and society. The...

Pakistan builds case for full membership of NSG

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | As Pakistan builds a case for full membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the country is endeavoring to improve...

Saudis in search of energy alternatives

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Saudi Arabia has been exploring various options to sustain and endure its energy security. Recently, it announced to improve its...

Deterrence and missile defense systems

Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Since the announcement of the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review of the United States, Chinese and Russians have shown enthusiasm for the...

Pakistan gets cozy to China and Russia as US play blames...

Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Pakistan’s reluctance to comply with the United States misdirected directives in Afghanistan enraged the Trump administration. It is accusing, maligning and...

Kashmir’s alarming situation

Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The Indian Army’s endless brutality drove the Kashmiri youth into militancy. Instead of surrendering, the Kashmiris are fiercely struggling for the...

Is Daesh in Afghanistan benefiting from the mistrust between Islamabad and...

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | President Ashraf Ghani led National Unity Government and Trump administration have been scapegoating Pakistan, instead of critically examining the causes...

Is India making ballistic missiles to counter military capability of China?

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | India’s military hardware shopping spree and advancing of nuclear weapons arsenal are increasing the security dilemma of the Asian nations....

India’s flirtation with the ‘war talk’ has Nuclear war clouds hovering...

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The Indian civil and military leadership’s irrational war-mongering could have disastrous consequences for the subcontinent in particular, and the South...

Pakistan must employ strong defence policy to deal with US

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Since the (in-)famous President Donald Trump tweet, the Pakistani ruling elite has been ensuring the nation that they are vigilant...

Pugnacious Trump’s problems with Pakistan

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Over the past year, Pakistan has faced immense challenges in its dealings with the Trump Administration. The Americans incapacity to...

Why nuclear arsenal advancement is essential for Pakistan

Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The strategic significance of the nuclear weapons is undeniable. These weapons make major or total wars less likely between the belligerent...

US continuous drift towards India raises new risks for Pakistan

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | TRUMP Administration announced its National Security Strategy (NSS) on December 18, 2017. It is aimed at promoting a balance of...

Is ‘Full Spectrum Deterrence’ an effective nuclear policy for Pakistan?

Dr. Zafar Jaspal | India has been amassing colossal military hardware to materialise its war fighting concepts ‘Cold Start Doctrine’ and Pro-Active Military Operations Strategy’....

United against terrorism

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The terrorist organisations have been targeting Pakistan since the commencement of war on terrorism. Devastating suicidal attacks and bombings bloodied...

Will Norway’s attempts to abolish nuclear weapons make a difference to...

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal  The Norwegian Nobel Committee once again certified the utopian vision of a world free of nuclear weapons on October 6, 2017....

Is Pakistan ready to fight a Hybrid war?

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The adversaries have been successfully operating hybrid warfare techniques to bleed Pakistan. They failed to coerce or frighten Islamabad with...

Tillerson’s Pakistan visit was a mere formality?

Zafar Nawaz Jaspal| The visit of United States Secretary of State indicates Washington’s desire to work closely with Islamabad in combating the menace of terrorism...

Why the world should take India’s surgical strike hysteria seriously?

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The Indian ruling elite has adopted the multi-dimensional strategy to bully Pakistan. Although, its hysterical warmongering rhetoric does not intimidate...

New rules of engagement between US & Pakistan

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The arrogant cum undiplomatic tone of Trump administration high-ups’ is distressing for Islamabad. Instead of realizing Pakistan’s limitations and appreciating...

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