Umair Jamal is a correspondent for The Diplomat magazine in Pakistan. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Umair recently joined The Nerve Center as the Coordinator of the institute's Research Division. He was an SAV Visiting Fellow at the Stimson Center in Washington D.C in 2018. His work has been featured in a number of renowned media outlets including Foreign Policy, Al-Jazeera, The National Interest, The Diplomat, The Huffington Post, Pakistan Today, South China Morning Post, The Straits Times, The News on Sunday and others. Previously, he has have worked as a Research Fellow with the Centre for Governance and Policy where he managed the Asia's region's Track-II diplomacy stream for the institute. Umair holds an M.A in International Relations with a focus on South Asian security from St Aidan's College at Durham University.
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