Umer Karim is a visiting fellow at RUSI where he focuses on Pakistan's evolving political and security environment within its neighborhood. He is also 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's work has appeared in academic journals and mainstream news sources alike.
He tweets at @umarkarim89