Umer Karim

Umer Karim is a PhD researcher at the University of Birmingham. His research focuses primarily on Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy and internal politics.
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Will Iraq Realign Toward Saudi Arabia in 2018?

Saudi Arabia is focusing not only on forging political ties with Iraq, but also on strengthening bilateral trade and economic links. Since King Salman ascended to the throne three years ago, Saudi foreign policy has become increasingly muscular, underscored by the ongoing crises in Yemen and Qatar. The rise of Iranian influence in the Middle East has been the prime factor driving this Saudi... Continue Reading

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