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Umair Jamal

Umair Jamal

Umair Jamal is a freelance journalist and a correspondent for The Diplomat, based in Lahore, Pakistan. His research focuses primarily on the analysis of South Asian security and politics. His work has been featured in number of renowned media outlets including Foreign Policy, Al-Jazeera, The National Interest, The Huffington Post, Asia Times, The News on Sunday, Pakistan Today and others. He can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter at @UmairJamal15.

If China Does Build a Naval Base in Pakistan, What Are the Risks for Islamabad?
June 24, 2017
If China Does Build a Naval Base in Pakistan, What Are the Risks for Islamabad?
A Chinese naval base in Pakistan would present substantial risks.
If China Does Build a Naval Base in Pakistan, What Are the Risks for Islamabad?
Pakistan’s Prime Minister to Appear Before Panama Papers Joint Investigation
June 14, 2017
Pakistan’s Prime Minister to Appear Before Panama Papers Joint Investigation
What does Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s appearance before the JIT tell us about Pakistan’s politics?
Pakistan’s Prime Minister to Appear Before Panama Papers Joint Investigation
Does Afghanistan Seek Rapprochement With Pakistan?
June 10, 2017
Does Afghanistan Seek Rapprochement With Pakistan?
Where are Pakistan and Afghanistan’s relations are headed after the peace conference in Kabul?
Does Afghanistan Seek Rapprochement With Pakistan?
How Well Is Pakistan Dealing With Its Fiscal Deficit?
May 31, 2017
How Well Is Pakistan Dealing With Its Fiscal Deficit?
Contrary to the government’s claims, Pakistan’s fiscal deficit is likely to rise rapidly.
How Well Is Pakistan Dealing With Its Fiscal Deficit?
Reviewing Nawaz Sharif's Time at the 'Muslim NATO' Summit in Riyadh
May 25, 2017
Reviewing Nawaz Sharif's Time at the 'Muslim NATO' Summit in Riyadh
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Sharif couldn’t have achieved anything more than what he did in Saudi Arabia.
Reviewing Nawaz Sharif's Time at the 'Muslim NATO' Summit in Riyadh
Understanding China’s ‘Master Plan' for Pakistan
May 18, 2017
Understanding China’s ‘Master Plan' for Pakistan
Which country stands to gain the most from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor?
Understanding China’s ‘Master Plan' for Pakistan
Pakistan's Military Deletes a Controversial Tweet, Raising Questions
May 13, 2017
Pakistan's Military Deletes a Controversial Tweet, Raising Questions
Did the Pakistani military roll back its decision that rejected the civilian government’s assessment in a leaks inquiry?
Pakistan's Military Deletes a Controversial Tweet, Raising Questions
What Does the Surrender of a Pakistani Taliban Spokesperson Really Mean?
April 28, 2017
What Does the Surrender of a Pakistani Taliban Spokesperson Really Mean?
Does Ehsanullah Ehsan's surrender portend major changes ahead for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan?
What Does the Surrender of a Pakistani Taliban Spokesperson Really Mean?
Deciphering Pakistan Supreme Court’s Panama Papers Verdict
April 21, 2017
Deciphering Pakistan Supreme Court’s Panama Papers Verdict
The Supreme Court’s verdict in the Panama Papers corruption scandal opens another phase of controversy in Pakistani politics. 
Deciphering Pakistan Supreme Court’s Panama Papers Verdict
Of Moles and Mysteries: Pakistan and India’s Deepening Spy Wars
April 16, 2017
Of Moles and Mysteries: Pakistan and India’s Deepening Spy Wars
India and Pakistan continue to find new reasons to expand their already enduring and entrenched conflict.  
Of Moles and Mysteries: Pakistan and India’s Deepening Spy Wars
Why Imran Khan's Meeting With Pakistan's New Army Chief Matters
April 09, 2017
Why Imran Khan's Meeting With Pakistan's New Army Chief Matters
Army chiefs come and go in Pakistan, but they can't seem to stay out of politics.
Why Imran Khan's Meeting With Pakistan's New Army Chief Matters
Zia-ul-Haq and the ‘Islamization’ of Pakistan’s Public Universities
March 28, 2017
Zia-ul-Haq and the ‘Islamization’ of Pakistan’s Public Universities
The government in Pakistan needs to ensure that educational institutes in the country remain a place of learning rather than intimidation and violence.
Zia-ul-Haq and the ‘Islamization’ of Pakistan’s Public Universities
Why Would Pakistan Send Combat Troops to Saudi Arabia Now?
March 20, 2017
Why Would Pakistan Send Combat Troops to Saudi Arabia Now?
Pakistan's consideration of a combat troop deployment to Saudi Arabia would cross an important line.
Why Would Pakistan Send Combat Troops to Saudi Arabia Now?
Why Political Reforms in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas Are Essential
March 10, 2017
Why Political Reforms in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas Are Essential
The government in Pakistan seeks to bring the country’s tribal areas into the mainstream body politic. 
Why Political Reforms in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas Are Essential
Why Pakistan's Long-Awaited National Census Matters
March 06, 2017
Why Pakistan's Long-Awaited National Census Matters
Pakistan has had to wait nearly 20 years for a national census.
Why Pakistan's Long-Awaited National Census Matters
How Pakistan’s Passive Extremists Complicate the Country's Fight Against Terror
February 22, 2017
How Pakistan’s Passive Extremists Complicate the Country's Fight Against Terror
After a spate of attacks, efforts by the Pakistani government to rein in terror groups are largely window-dressing.
How Pakistan’s Passive Extremists Complicate the Country's Fight Against Terror
Pakistan’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa: The Conundrum in Action
February 16, 2017
Pakistan’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa: The Conundrum in Action
What's behind the house arrest of Hafiz Saeed, the head of Jamaat-ud-Dawa?
Pakistan’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa: The Conundrum in Action
Imagining Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ on Pakistan
January 31, 2017
Imagining Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ on Pakistan
Trump’s domestic and international isolation would further grow if Pakistan’s name is added to any travel ban list.
Imagining Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ on Pakistan
Is Lashker-e-Jhangvi Taking Advantage of Pakistan and Afghanistan’s Bilateral Tensions?
January 27, 2017
Is Lashker-e-Jhangvi Taking Advantage of Pakistan and Afghanistan’s Bilateral Tensions?
The LeJ’s militant infrastructure inside and outside Pakistan should be a cause of concern for the country.
Is Lashker-e-Jhangvi Taking Advantage of Pakistan and Afghanistan’s Bilateral Tensions?
Pakistan’s Highest Court Takes on the Panama Leaks Challenge  
January 21, 2017
Pakistan’s Highest Court Takes on the Panama Leaks Challenge  
The Supreme Court’s credibility hinges upon the verdict in Panama Leaks case.
Pakistan’s Highest Court Takes on the Panama Leaks Challenge  
Rethinking Strategic Abandonment: Does the US Need to Redefine Its Partnership With Pakistan?
January 17, 2017
Rethinking Strategic Abandonment: Does the US Need to Redefine Its Partnership With Pakistan?
Both Pakistan and the United States need to take steps to improve the bilateral relationship.
Rethinking Strategic Abandonment: Does the US Need to Redefine Its Partnership With Pakistan?
Can the Pakistan People’s Party Restore Itself to Its Past Glory?
December 30, 2016
Can the Pakistan People’s Party Restore Itself to Its Past Glory?
The apparent lack of vision and substance in the party’s current workings doesn’t bode well for its future.
Can the Pakistan People’s Party Restore Itself to Its Past Glory?
Is Pakistan’s Stability in India’s Interest?
December 27, 2016
Is Pakistan’s Stability in India’s Interest?
The thought of a failed nuclear-armed state next door is worrying India more and more.
Is Pakistan’s Stability in India’s Interest?
How Pakistan Is Fighting Crime and Corruption With Technology
December 21, 2016
How Pakistan Is Fighting Crime and Corruption With Technology
Pakistan has successfully been using new technology to improve good governance and combat crime in the country.
How Pakistan Is Fighting Crime and Corruption With Technology
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