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Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal is an Islamabad-based analyst and professor at the School of Politics and International Relations, Quaid-i-Azam University. E-mail: [email protected]

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Pakistan-Russia cooperation for regional peace

Any military confrontation between Iran and the United States will have devastating repercussions for the entire region. Therefore, all stakeholders have been struggling to de-escalate the volatile situation.

January 21, 2020

Pakistan’s Middle East policy predicament after Soleimani’s killing

The United States reacted firmly after the killing of an American contractor on an Iraqi military base and the siege of its embassy in Baghdad. On Jan. 3, it killed the Iranian General Qassim Soleimani through an airstrike while he was leaving Baghdad international airport. 

January 07, 2020

Pakistan US ties stronger but little hope for full strategic partnership

Relations between Pakistan and the United States have always been complex and fraught with difficulties, but in the last year, there has been a measure of change, with the Trump administration shelving its punitive policies toward Islamabad and kickstarting a higher level of engagement.

November 03, 2019