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Umair Jamal

Umair Jamal

Umair Jamal is a correspondent for The Diplomat, based in Lahore, Pakistan.

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.

Posts by Umair Jamal
June 17, 2021

Will Pakistan Get Off FATF’s Grey List?

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan may not get U.S. support at the upcoming FATF review meeting.

June 05, 2021

Pakistan Targets a Resurgent TTP as Uncertainty Looms in Afghanistan

By Umair Jamal
The withdrawal of U.S. troops raises questions about Pakistan’s ability to target TTP militants in Afghanistan.
May 27, 2021

Taliban Warns Pakistan About Hosting US Military Bases

By Umair Jamal
The coming weeks and months will reveal the exact role the United States envisions for Pakistan in Afghanistan after the U.S. military withdrawal is complete.

May 20, 2021

Signs of Rift Between Military and Prime Minister Imran Khan in Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
Khan and his party’s handling of the key Punjab province may have irked the Pakistan army.

May 12, 2021

Education in Pakistan Amid COVID-19: A Test Case for Policymakers

By Sidra Tariq Jamil and Umair Jamal
The nation's school system has faced unprecedented crises in the past year.

May 08, 2021

Treacherous Triangle: Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan After US Withdrawal

By Umair Jamal
After the last American soldier departs Afghanistan in September, India and Pakistan will be left with some very difficult, unsavory, choices.
May 07, 2021

What’s Behind Pakistan Outreach to Saudi Arabia?

By Umair Jamal
Amid a serious regional churn, Islamabad may not be ready to jettison its long-time ally just yet.

April 29, 2021

Pakistani Opposition’s Criticism of the Military Continues

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan Democratic Movement leader Fazlur Rehman’s potshot at the army shows the opposition remains emboldened.

April 22, 2021

What Is the Significance of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s Latest Attack in Quetta?

By Umair Jamal
The attack on Serena Hotel, far outside TTP's usual operating area, is an extremely worrying sign that the group has regained its old strength.

April 15, 2021

Pakistan’s Police Brave Islamist Violence — Alone

By Umair Jamal
Despite being a frontline counterextremist force, the police in Pakistan suffer from an image problem – and directly bear the brunt of Islamists.

April 08, 2021

State and Non-State Actors Alike Threaten Pakistani Women’s Rights

By Umair Jamal
Between Prime Minister Imran Khan’s insensitive remarks and Pakistani Taliban threats, women in the country face an uphill battle for their rights.
March 31, 2021

Pakistan Not Invited to Climate Leaders’ Summit Hosted by US President

By Umair Jamal
However, analysts downplay the significance of what is surely going to be perceived as a snub in Islamabad.

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