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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.

Is a Paradigm Shift in Pakistan's Regional Policy Possible?
September 14, 2017
Is a Paradigm Shift in Pakistan's Regional Policy Possible?
Pakistan needs an alternative vision of the state to implement a new regional security policy.
Is a Paradigm Shift in Pakistan's Regional Policy Possible?
Pakistan’s New Big Threat: A Bulging Population
August 31, 2017
Pakistan’s New Big Threat: A Bulging Population
Pakistan’s unrestricted population rise and radical demographic changes present real dangers to the country’s existence.
Pakistan’s New Big Threat: A Bulging Population
Is Trump No Longer Interested in 'Winning' in Afghanistan?
August 28, 2017
Is Trump No Longer Interested in 'Winning' in Afghanistan?
The United States is not working on a winning strategy in Afghanistan anymore.
Is Trump No Longer Interested in 'Winning' in Afghanistan?
The Significance of Nawaz Sharif's Empty Parliamentary Seat in Pakistan
August 22, 2017
The Significance of Nawaz Sharif's Empty Parliamentary Seat in Pakistan
A by-election in Punjab is set to define the course of Pakistan’s next general elections.
The Significance of Nawaz Sharif's Empty Parliamentary Seat in Pakistan
What Is Behind the Political ‘Mainstreaming’ of Jamaat-ud-Dawa in Pakistan?
August 08, 2017
What Is Behind the Political ‘Mainstreaming’ of Jamaat-ud-Dawa in Pakistan?
Offering political platforms to groups with jihadist agendas will only complicate Pakistan’s militant problem.
What Is Behind the Political ‘Mainstreaming’ of Jamaat-ud-Dawa in Pakistan?
A Massive Corruption Probe in Pakistan Exposes Split in Ruling Party
July 28, 2017
A Massive Corruption Probe in Pakistan Exposes Split in Ruling Party
Pakistan's ruling party is teetering on the precipice.
A Massive Corruption Probe in Pakistan Exposes Split in Ruling Party
Is Pakistan’s Democracy Back to Square One?
July 17, 2017
Is Pakistan’s Democracy Back to Square One?
The process of democratic restoration in Pakistan will continue to face roadblocks unless civilian forces join hands.
Is Pakistan’s Democracy Back to Square One?
Can the United States Afford to Isolate Pakistan?
July 11, 2017
Can the United States Afford to Isolate Pakistan?
Policymakers in Washington need to follow an approach that engages Pakistan rather than isolates it.
Can the United States Afford to Isolate Pakistan?
The Mapping of ‘Sectarian Debate’ in Pakistan
July 06, 2017
The Mapping of ‘Sectarian Debate’ in Pakistan
Mere discussion on sectarian issues in Pakistan is considered far more dangerous than the act of violence itself.
The Mapping of ‘Sectarian Debate’ in Pakistan
Pakistan: A Catch-22 in the India-US ‘Special’ Relationship
June 29, 2017
Pakistan: A Catch-22 in the India-US ‘Special’ Relationship
How far can Trump push with Modi’s agenda of changing Pakistan’s security policy?
Pakistan: A Catch-22 in the India-US ‘Special’ Relationship
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
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