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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.

What Army Chief General Bajwa's Term Extension Means for Pakistan
August 20, 2019
What Army Chief General Bajwa's Term Extension Means for Pakistan
General Bajwa's extension likely means big things are in store.
What Army Chief General Bajwa's Term Extension Means for Pakistan
After Article 370, Will Transnational Terrorist Organizations Look to Kashmir for Permanent War?
August 14, 2019
After Article 370, Will Transnational Terrorist Organizations Look to Kashmir for Permanent War?
Transnational extremist groups may become the next reason for escalation between India and Pakistan.
After Article 370, Will Transnational Terrorist Organizations Look to Kashmir for Permanent War?
Did Trump’s Kashmir Gaffe Push India’s Article 370 Timeline?
August 08, 2019
Did Trump’s Kashmir Gaffe Push India’s Article 370 Timeline?
The role of the United States in the ongoing Kashmir crisis isn’t well understood.
Did Trump’s Kashmir Gaffe Push India’s Article 370 Timeline?
Why Has Pakistan Set Up an FATF Cell at the Federal Bureau of Revenue?
July 31, 2019
Why Has Pakistan Set Up an FATF Cell at the Federal Bureau of Revenue?
Pakistan immediately needs to put in place a major reform package to address the forum's concerns.
Why Has Pakistan Set Up an FATF Cell at the Federal Bureau of Revenue?
5 Reasons Imran Khan's US Visit Was a Win for Pakistan
July 25, 2019
5 Reasons Imran Khan's US Visit Was a Win for Pakistan
Did Imran Khan accomplish much during his trip to Washington?
5 Reasons Imran Khan's US Visit Was a Win for Pakistan
With the ICJ’s Verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav Near, How Will India and Pakistan React?
July 16, 2019
With the ICJ’s Verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav Near, How Will India and Pakistan React?
What will become of Kulbushan Jadhav’s case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ)?
With the ICJ’s Verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav Near, How Will India and Pakistan React?
The Baloch Liberation Army’s New US Terrorist Designation: Why Now?
July 09, 2019
The Baloch Liberation Army’s New US Terrorist Designation: Why Now?
Why has the U.S. Department of State declared the Baloch Liberation Army a terrorist group?
The Baloch Liberation Army’s New US Terrorist Designation: Why Now?
Will Pakistan’s Khan Go After an Opposition Adrift?
June 28, 2019
Will Pakistan’s Khan Go After an Opposition Adrift?
Will Prime Minister Imran Khan go after an indecisive opposition?
Will Pakistan’s Khan Go After an Opposition Adrift?
Pakistan and the FATF: On Borrowed Time?
June 25, 2019
Pakistan and the FATF: On Borrowed Time?
What are Pakistan’s options at the FATF?
Pakistan and the FATF: On Borrowed Time?
US Exit Looms Over Afghanistan Peace Process
June 18, 2019
US Exit Looms Over Afghanistan Peace Process
With expectations of Washington’s exit, other domestic and international players are hedging and calibrating their positions accordingly.
US Exit Looms Over Afghanistan Peace Process
What Does Imran Khan’s Accountability Campaign Mean For Pakistan?
June 12, 2019
What Does Imran Khan’s Accountability Campaign Mean For Pakistan?
Is the Pakistani government pressuring an accountability board to step-up corruption investigations?
What Does Imran Khan’s Accountability Campaign Mean For Pakistan?
Is Pakistan’s Opposition Capable of Mass Mobilization When Necessary?
May 30, 2019
Is Pakistan’s Opposition Capable of Mass Mobilization When Necessary?
Is Pakistan's opposition united and organized enough?
Is Pakistan’s Opposition Capable of Mass Mobilization When Necessary?
Why Should Pakistan and India Revive Back-Channel Diplomacy?
May 27, 2019
Why Should Pakistan and India Revive Back-Channel Diplomacy?
Does either country have much to gain from a return to talks?
Why Should Pakistan and India Revive Back-Channel Diplomacy?
Pakistan’s Economy Remains Imran Khan’s Biggest Challenge
May 21, 2019
Pakistan’s Economy Remains Imran Khan’s Biggest Challenge
The task of effectively managing the economy is going to be the government’s biggest political challenge in the coming months.
Pakistan’s Economy Remains Imran Khan’s Biggest Challenge
Challenges Ahead for Pakistan-India Relations After the Indian Elections
May 11, 2019
Challenges Ahead for Pakistan-India Relations After the Indian Elections
The relationship between New Delhi and Islamabad will remain difficult.
Challenges Ahead for Pakistan-India Relations After the Indian Elections
Pakistan-Iran Relations Under Imran Khan
April 30, 2019
Pakistan-Iran Relations Under Imran Khan
How significant was the Pakistani prime minister’s visit, especially right after a major attack in Balochistan?
Pakistan-Iran Relations Under Imran Khan
Early Warning? The Resignation of Pakistan’s Finance Minister Raises Unpleasant Questions
April 23, 2019
Early Warning? The Resignation of Pakistan’s Finance Minister Raises Unpleasant Questions
A longtime member of Imran Khan’s inner circle steps down. What does it mean?
Early Warning? The Resignation of Pakistan’s Finance Minister Raises Unpleasant Questions
Pakistan Revisits the Usefulness of ‘Armed Militias’—For What?
April 17, 2019
Pakistan Revisits the Usefulness of ‘Armed Militias’—For What?
Why does Pakistan’s prime minister believe that the country has no use for armed groups?
Pakistan Revisits the Usefulness of ‘Armed Militias’—For What?
Why the Taliban Are in Control of the Afghan Peace Process
April 10, 2019
Why the Taliban Are in Control of the Afghan Peace Process
The Afghan peace process is at the mercy of the Taliban.
Why the Taliban Are in Control of the Afghan Peace Process
Should Pakistan PM Imran Khan Expect a Major Opposition Party Challenge Soon?
March 27, 2019
Should Pakistan PM Imran Khan Expect a Major Opposition Party Challenge Soon?
The PPP and the PML-N are in disarray, leaving Khan with a clear runway for now.
Should Pakistan PM Imran Khan Expect a Major Opposition Party Challenge Soon?
US-Taliban Talks: To What End?
March 22, 2019
US-Taliban Talks: To What End?
Are the talks really going anywhere?
US-Taliban Talks: To What End?
Understanding the Latest India-Pakistan Meeting on the Kartarpur Corridor
March 18, 2019
Understanding the Latest India-Pakistan Meeting on the Kartarpur Corridor
Can the Kartarpur corridor become a source of meaningful dialogue between India and Pakistan?
Understanding the Latest India-Pakistan Meeting on the Kartarpur Corridor
From Pulwama to Balakot: What Did Pakistan Learn From the Recent Crisis?
March 05, 2019
From Pulwama to Balakot: What Did Pakistan Learn From the Recent Crisis?
What did Pakistan learn from the latest round of tensions with India?
From Pulwama to Balakot: What Did Pakistan Learn From the Recent Crisis?
Does the OIC Have a Role to Play in India-Pakistan Crises?
February 27, 2019
Does the OIC Have a Role to Play in India-Pakistan Crises?
Can the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) act as a crisis manager between India and Pakistan?
Does the OIC Have a Role to Play in India-Pakistan Crises?
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