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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
March 24, 2020

Pilgrims First: How Islamists Are Undermining Pakistan’s Fight Against COVID-19

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan is poorly prepared for COVID–19.

March 17, 2020

What Will It Take For Pakistan to Impress the FATF?

By Umair Jamal
Why is the FATF not impressed by Pakistan’s massive counterterrorism gains?
March 06, 2020

What Has Pakistan Gained From the US-Taliban Peace Deal?

By Umair Jamal
Does Islamabad win from the conclusion of a deal between the United States and the Taliban?

February 27, 2020

Is the Pakistani Government Really Worried About Indian Muslims?

By Umair Jamal
As India’s Muslims come under siege, will Pakistan’s concern amount to anything more than opportunism?

February 14, 2020

Are US Forces Striking Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Members in Afghanistan for Islamabad?

By Umair Jamal
Are Pakistan and the United States on the same page regarding militants in Afghanistan?

February 12, 2020

Ehsanullah Ehsan’s Escape and Pakistan’s Militant Landscape

By Umair Jamal
What does the controversial militant leader's escape tell us about Pakistan's fight against militants?
January 31, 2020

What Next for the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement?

By Umair Jamal
With its leaders arrested, where does the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement go from here?

January 24, 2020

CPEC and Beyond: China and the US Fight For Influence In Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
Beijing and Washington tussle to have their way with Islamabad’s foreign policy decisions.

January 09, 2020

The Ominous Costs of the US Strike on Qassem Solemani for Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan, too, will face consequences as a result of the U.S. decision to strike Gen. Soleimani.

December 27, 2019

Where Does the Expected Clash of Institutions Leave Pakistan?

By Umair Jamal
Tensions are building within Pakistan's institutions over several issues, including the extension of the Army Chief’s tenure.

December 24, 2019

The High Price of Afghanistan’s Disputed 2019 Presidential Election

By Umair Jamal
The controversy around this election will linger on for months.
December 20, 2019

The Kuala Lumpur Summit 2019 Shows Pakistan’s Diplomatic Subservience to Saudi Arabia

By Umair Jamal
What does the Kuala Lumpur summit tell us about Pakistan’s foreign policy?

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