Dr. Zafar Jaspal

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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.

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...

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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...

Strategic competition among emerging powers in Indian Ocean

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The Indian Ocean’s geographical location and resources have not only made it attractive for the economic activities and strategic pursuits...

Pakistan has much stronger credentials for NSG membership than India

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The full membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is significant for Pakistan. The inclusion in the Group not only...

Internal and external security challenges to Pakistan

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal |  Pakistan internal and external situation is complex. The transformation in the global politics and change of government in the country...

Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission’s quest for civil nuclear energy

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The nuclear power generation is very efficient, environment-friendly and economical source of energy. Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission is intelligently using...

North Korea’s hydrogen bomb and Trump’s war mongering: A dangerous combination

Dr. Zafar Jaspal | The Korean Peninsula's strategic environment has become complex, ambiguous and unpredictable. The recent developments in the North East Asia have increased...

Trump & Modi’s Afghan deal: Stupid and bound to fail

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Pakistan is encountering internal and external challenges. The transnational terrorist organizations with the support of Indian intelligence and collusion of...

Chabahar: A new transit route

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

Old wine in a new bottle

Dr. Zafar Jaspal | President Donald Trump announced his belated Afghanistan strategy and also laid out his South Asian future plan on August 21, 2017. Realistically, there...

Korean Peninsula: Nuclear flash point

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The tension between Washington and Pyongyang is heading for a disastrous nuclear crisis. The increasing bellicose rhetoric between President Donald...

India’s hysterical military stockpiling

Dr. Zafar Jaspal | India’ hysterical military stockpiling is alarming for the South Asian strategic environment. It made more than 10% of the global arms...

CPEC: Prosperity project

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Operationalisation scope of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project has been entire Pakistan, therefore, the project would virtually connect all the...

2017 Malabar naval exercise

Dr. Zafar Jaspal | The steady transformation in the global politics has been causing new strategic alliances or partnerships formation. The materialization of new partnerships...

Pak-US relations: Echoing old mantra?

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Recently, a bipartisan United States Senate delegation visited Pakistan. The senators’ visit has created optimism about the probability of a...

Pak-Afghan blame game: who reaps the benefits?

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Pakistan and Afghanistan relations worsened incalculably in the recent weeks. Both Islamabad and Kabul have been accusing each other. Neither...

Gulf crisis: A cash cow for the United States?

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The continuity of crisis among the Arab nations demoralizing for the entire Muslim community. The rationality demands its resolution, immediately....

Full membership of SCO: What does it mean for Pakistan?

Dr. Zafar N. Jaspal | The regional security is a prerequisite and paramount for national security. Without the mutual trust and trade between/among the regional...

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