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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.

Why Pak-US ties are bound to improve? – Dr. Zafar Jaspal

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The recent developments have created a conducive environment for improving the bilateral relations between Pakistan and the United States. Trump...

Artificial intelligence: Undeniable reality – Dr. Zafar Jaspal

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The nations have invested in advancing their Artificial Intelligence prowess. They have been intelligently harnessing its advantages and struggling to...

Does Modi want war? – Zafar Jaspal

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Prime Minister Imran Khan declared the opening of Kartarpur Corridor as a “victory of peace.” However, it did not attain...

Trump’s love-hate relationship with Pakistan

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | President Donald Trump’s tirade of accusation that Pakistan did nothing for the United States in the war on terror agitated...

Pakistan must ‘save’ CPEC before its too late

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a promising project. Therefore, the people of Pakistan appreciate it and are optimistic about its...

Indo-Israel defense deals could unleash a lethal arms race in the...

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | India’s shopping spree for military hardware, in order to modernize its armed forces, makes it an attractive prospect for Israel’s...

Chabahar Port: ‘Kiss of death for Gwadar’

Dr. Zafar Jaspal | India, Iran, and Afghanistan have been laboring to establish a new transit route. The new transit route would link Afghanistan and...

Regional connectivity vital for prosperity – Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), as its flagship project, have connected Pakistan...

Is Indo-Pak nuclear war imminent?

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | India's hysterical military build-up and current nuclear posturing neither establish its hegemony in South Asia nor construct its unbreakable defensive...

India: The ‘troublemaker’ in South Asia – Dr Zafar Nawaz Jaspal

Dr Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), as its flagship project, have connected Pakistan...

Does S-400 air defense missile system signal an end of Pakistan...

Dr Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | India's weapons shopping spree, development of ballistic missile defense systems and continuous upgrading of nuclear arsenal negatively influence the regional...

Resuming peace talks – Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Afghanistan's anarchical situation has frustrated both internal and external stakeholders. The recent parliamentary elections presented the continuity of the democratic...

North Korean: Denuclearisation prospects – Zafar Nawaz Jaspal

Dr Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Trump administration desires to convert the North Korean nuclear and missiles program into joint civilian-use projects such as electricity generation,...

India and Pakistan’s sea-based nuclear weapons cause regional alarm – Dr....

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program is primarily predicated upon its ability to act as a deterrent, to prevent nuclear blackmail by,...

Celebrating surgical strikes that never happened- Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Prime Minister Narendra Modi is struggling to overwhelm the opposition parties’ grilling over his illicit involvement in the 36 Rafale...

India’s irrational behavior – Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The Indian ruling elite seems puzzled and agitated. The revealing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi involvement in the mega corruption...

The ramifications of Saudi Arabia joining CPEC – Dr. Zafar Nawaz...

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The significance of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has been multiplied by Saudi Arabia’s inclination to join the project. The participation...

Foster new partnerships & alliances – Dr. Zafar Jaspal

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Pakistan stands on the verge of fundamental foreign policy choices. The changing international environment requires a change in the Pakistani...

STA-1: Impact on India’s military build-up – Dr. Zafar Jaspal

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The Trump administration has been improving its strategic ties with India to check the economically rising China in Asia. The...

Beginning of a new Government – Dr. Zafar Jaspal

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Prime Minister Imran Khan’s cabinet has started working. The ministers are making promising announcements. The critics seem unconvinced with the...

IMET: Military-to-military contact -Dr. Zafar Jaspal

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The divergence in Pakistan and the United States regional and global outlook has gradually been fading their strategic partnership. Indeed,...

US further sidelines Pakistan in Afghanistan peace efforts

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The National Defense Authorization Act 2019, passed recently by the US Congress, is having a slight impact on the Pakistani...

Peaceful neighborhood imperative for prosperity

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Pakistan has unsettled borders with India and Afghanistan. Its relations with India are warlike and with Afghanistan full of mistrust....

Voters voted for political stability

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Pakistan is at the threshold of a prosperous prospect. The people of Pakistan have given a chance to a political...

Cooperating for mutual security

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Politically stable, economically prosperous and militarily secure Afghanistan is in the interest of the entire region. The transnational terrorist organizations...

Transformation in global politics

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The transformation in the global politics entailing strategic realignment at the regional and global levels has been ensuing new challenges...

Afghan peace, a shared responsibility

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The continuity of asymmetrical warfare in Afghanistan has destabilizing spill-over effects on its neighbours as well as on great powers...

‘Powerless NPT’ fails to denuclearize the world

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The landmark Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) celebrated its fiftieth anniversary on July 1, 2018. Theoretically, it remains committed to riding...

As India’s space program surges ahead, Pakistan’s remains an afterthought

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | PRESIDENT Donald Trump believes that an advantage in the space weapons would have dividends for the United States Armed Forces....

Kashmir: India’s Human Rights violations from “pellet guns” to “Killer gangs”?

Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The situation in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) has been dreadful for three decades. The Indian intelligence agencies have been running...

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...

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