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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
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?

December 10, 2019

Can Pakistan Comply With the FATF’s Demands on Convicting the Members of Banned Groups?

By Umair Jamal
The FATF wants Pakistan to convict members of banned outfits. Can Pakistan comply?
November 30, 2019

Pakistan’s Highest Court Suspends the Army Chief’s Term Extension. What Now?

By Umair Jamal
The Supreme Court has issued an extraordinary judgement

November 25, 2019

Pakistan’s Haqqani Network Increases Its Profile in Afghan Peace Talks

By Umair Jamal
Has the Haqqani Network become fundamental to the Afghan peace process?

November 20, 2019

The Looming Governance Crisis in Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
Has Imran Khan overplayed his hand in Pakistani politics?

November 09, 2019

What Can We Learn from the US State Department’s Terrorism Report on Pakistan?

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan took some serious criticism irrespective of the country’s efforts.

October 30, 2019

Where Does the Afghan Peace Process Stand After Talks Collapsed?

By Umair Jamal
Trump’s cancellation of peace talks with the Taliban makes his top envoy’s job more difficult.
October 23, 2019

How Dangerous Is the Pakistani Opposition’s Long March Against Imran Khan’s Government?

By Umair Jamal
Amid the opposition’s reelection demands, Pakistan braces for a major political crisis.

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