Umer Karim

PhD Student

University of Birmingham

Umer Karim is a doctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham. His academic research focuses on Saudi Arabian Foreign Policy and Politics, in particular Saudi-Iran regional rivalry and the broader geopolitics of the Middle East. Umer is also a visiting fellow atRoyal United Services Institute, London where he focuses on Pakistan's evolving political and security environment within its neighbourhood. Umer's work has appeared in academic journals and he has been quoted in mainstream news sources including Reuters, AFP, The Telegraph among others.