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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.

How the Pakistani State Cracked Down on Tehreek-e-Labbaik
December 07, 2018
How the Pakistani State Cracked Down on Tehreek-e-Labbaik
How was Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) rounded up by the Pakistani state?
How the Pakistani State Cracked Down on Tehreek-e-Labbaik
Making Sense of the India-Pakistan Kartarpur Corridor Opening
November 28, 2018
Making Sense of the India-Pakistan Kartarpur Corridor Opening
The Kartarpur corridor may be a good confidence-building measure between the two countries, but it’s not a game changer.
Making Sense of the India-Pakistan Kartarpur Corridor Opening
Trump Points the Finger at Pakistan Again. What Does It Mean for Afghanistan?
November 21, 2018
Trump Points the Finger at Pakistan Again. What Does It Mean for Afghanistan?
What Trump’s latest tirade against Pakistan means for Washington’s plans in Afghanistan.
Trump Points the Finger at Pakistan Again. What Does It Mean for Afghanistan?
Greater Than the State Itself: Pakistan’s Everyday Extremists Take On Its Institutions
November 02, 2018
Greater Than the State Itself: Pakistan’s Everyday Extremists Take On Its Institutions
The case of Aasia Bibi should be a wake-up call to Pakistan’s ruling elite.
Greater Than the State Itself: Pakistan’s Everyday Extremists Take On Its Institutions
What Explains Saudi Arabia's Latest Round of Financial Assistance to Pakistan?
October 30, 2018
What Explains Saudi Arabia's Latest Round of Financial Assistance to Pakistan?
Why would the Saudis agree to help Pakistan out this time?
What Explains Saudi Arabia's Latest Round of Financial Assistance to Pakistan?
Aasia Bibi Is a Test Case for Pakistan
October 19, 2018
Aasia Bibi Is a Test Case for Pakistan
The destiny of a Christian woman charged with blasphemy will speak to Pakistan's future.
Aasia Bibi Is a Test Case for Pakistan
It's Time for Imran Khan to Patch Things Up With the United States
October 12, 2018
It's Time for Imran Khan to Patch Things Up With the United States
Pakistan's domestic doldrums mean it needs the United States on its side.
It's Time for Imran Khan to Patch Things Up With the United States
What Lies Ahead for Pakistan at the IMF?
October 02, 2018
What Lies Ahead for Pakistan at the IMF?
What will another International Monetary Fund loan mean for Pakistan’s economy?
What Lies Ahead for Pakistan at the IMF?
The Future of CPEC: Enter Saudi Arabia?
September 27, 2018
The Future of CPEC: Enter Saudi Arabia?
Why Saudi Arabia may be interested in joining the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
The Future of CPEC: Enter Saudi Arabia?
So, What Happens to Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Now?
September 21, 2018
So, What Happens to Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Now?
What does the future hold for Nawaz Sharif?
So, What Happens to Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Now?
Pakistan's New Government Fails Its First Major Test on Extremism
September 14, 2018
Pakistan's New Government Fails Its First Major Test on Extremism
The Pakistani government's handling of Atif Mian's removal from the Economic Advisory Council is a travesty.
Pakistan's New Government Fails Its First Major Test on Extremism
Religious Hardliners in Pakistan Present Imran Khan With an Early Foreign Policy Challenge
August 31, 2018
Religious Hardliners in Pakistan Present Imran Khan With an Early Foreign Policy Challenge
A religious group’s march to Islamabad poses the first major political challenge for the new government in Pakistan.
Religious Hardliners in Pakistan Present Imran Khan With an Early Foreign Policy Challenge
Dos and Don'ts for Imran Khan if He Wants to Govern for 5 Years in Pakistan
August 27, 2018
Dos and Don'ts for Imran Khan if He Wants to Govern for 5 Years in Pakistan
Khan should heed the lessons of his predecessors as he assumes the reins of power in Pakistan.
Dos and Don'ts for Imran Khan if He Wants to Govern for 5 Years in Pakistan
The Consequences of Shifting US-Pakistan Military Ties
August 18, 2018
The Consequences of Shifting US-Pakistan Military Ties
What Trump’s decision to ban Pakistan from military training programs means for the U.S. military.
The Consequences of Shifting US-Pakistan Military Ties
How Will a Prime Minister Imran Khan Steer Pakistani Foreign Policy?
July 27, 2018
How Will a Prime Minister Imran Khan Steer Pakistani Foreign Policy?
Imran Khan wins ‘big’ in Pakistan, but can he implement his ‘big’ ideas on foreign policy?
How Will a Prime Minister Imran Khan Steer Pakistani Foreign Policy?
Judicial Malpractice Casts a Pall Over Pakistan's 2018 General Election
July 24, 2018
Judicial Malpractice Casts a Pall Over Pakistan's 2018 General Election
Assessing alleged judicial malpractice ahead of Pakistan’s 2018 general election.
Judicial Malpractice Casts a Pall Over Pakistan's 2018 General Election
What Nawaz Sharif's Return to Pakistan Means for the Country's Politics
July 12, 2018
What Nawaz Sharif's Return to Pakistan Means for the Country's Politics
If Sharif wants to have any role in Pakistan’s politics, he has no option but to return to Pakistan.
What Nawaz Sharif's Return to Pakistan Means for the Country's Politics
Why Can’t Pakistan Facilitate a Long-Term Ceasefire in Afghanistan?
July 04, 2018
Why Can’t Pakistan Facilitate a Long-Term Ceasefire in Afghanistan?
If Islamabad helped facilitate the recently concluded ceasefire, what’s stopping it from helping arrange a long-term ceasefire?
Why Can’t Pakistan Facilitate a Long-Term Ceasefire in Afghanistan?
How Can Islamabad Further Isolate the Pakistani Taliban?
June 27, 2018
How Can Islamabad Further Isolate the Pakistani Taliban?
Pakistan has a chance to isolate the militant group if the country decides to completely support the Afghan peace process.
How Can Islamabad Further Isolate the Pakistani Taliban?
Pakistan's 2018 Election: A Springboard for Radicals With Political Aspirations
June 21, 2018
Pakistan's 2018 Election: A Springboard for Radicals With Political Aspirations
Radical groups will make the most of Pakistan's upcoming election.
Pakistan's 2018 Election: A Springboard for Radicals With Political Aspirations
Mapping the Road to Pakistan's Next General Election
June 14, 2018
Mapping the Road to Pakistan's Next General Election
Pakistan's upcoming general elections will be a significant moment for the country's still-fragile democracy.
Mapping the Road to Pakistan's Next General Election
Understanding the Realpolitik Behind Pakistan's FATA-KP Provincial Merger
May 30, 2018
Understanding the Realpolitik Behind Pakistan's FATA-KP Provincial Merger
Why did a long-proposed idea to unite FATA and KP finally come to fruition now, in 2018?
Understanding the Realpolitik Behind Pakistan's FATA-KP Provincial Merger
Why Pakistan's Ruling Elite Are Losing the Narrative War Against Radical Islamists
May 24, 2018
Why Pakistan's Ruling Elite Are Losing the Narrative War Against Radical Islamists
Pakistan's government has lost the brief momentum it had to fight radical Islamist groups.
Why Pakistan's Ruling Elite Are Losing the Narrative War Against Radical Islamists
What Will India-Pakistan Peace Take?
May 11, 2018
What Will India-Pakistan Peace Take?
Is a genuine normalization of relations between India and Pakistan possible?
What Will India-Pakistan Peace Take?
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