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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
September 08, 2021

Power Struggle in Kabul Worries Islamabad

By Umair Jamal
Infighting within the Taliban government has the potential to spiral into conflicts across Afghanistan, with spillover implications for Pakistan.

August 26, 2021

Why Is Pakistan Cautious in Extending Recognition to the Taliban Regime?

By Umair Jamal
Islamabad is apprehensive that a Taliban government will not act against TTP sanctuaries in Afghanistan.
August 11, 2021

The TTP Has Redefined Its Goals: Should Pakistan Be Worried?

By Umair Jamal
In a recent interview, TTP chief Noor Wali Mehsud called for an independent state in Pakistan's tribal areas.

August 06, 2021

Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi’s Reported Remark Triggers a Storm

By Umair Jamal
The remark prompted Afghans to mock him for acting as the Taliban’s spokesperson.

July 29, 2021

Elections in Pakistan’s Kashmir Highlight Domination by Mainland Parties

By Umair Jamal
The election campaign saw little discussion of Pakistan’s territorial claims over Indian-administered Kashmir.

July 22, 2021

Afghanistan-Pakistan Ties Fray Further Over Abduction of Afghan Ambassador’s Daughter

By Umair Jamal
At a time when the two countries should be engaging more to resolve misunderstandings, they have recalled their ambassadors.
July 08, 2021

Difficult Decisions Lie Ahead for Pakistan Amid US Withdrawal From Afghanistan

By Umair Jamal
The Pakistan military now believes that both the TTP and the Afghan Taliban are threats to the country’s national security.

June 29, 2021

Will the Taliban Leadership Abandon Its Bases in Pakistan?

By Umair Jamal
In return for not hosting American bases on Pakistani soil, Islamabad wants the Afghan Taliban to rein in the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.

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.

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