Umer Karim is a Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham. Is also a Visiting Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute London (RUSI). The main domain of his research is Saudi Arabian Foreign Policy and Politics. His research focuses on evolution of Saudi Foreign Policy since the ascension of King Salman and how Saudi foreign policy has been affected by the changing decision making patterns and power hierarchy within the Kingdom. He is also working on how domestic politics and actors within the Kingdom impact upon its foreign outlook and policy making. Other research interests include International Relations of Middle East with topics varying from Saudi-Iran relationship, Syrian conflict, Turkey in Middle East and Pakistan’s engagement within the Middle East.
The Evolution of Saudi Foreign Policy and the Role of Decision-making
Processes and Actors
Iran-Pakistan Relations: The Current State of Affairs
Turkish and UAE Engagement in Horn of Africa and Changing Geo-Politics of the Region