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Umar Karim

Umar Karim is a doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham. His research focuses on the evolution of Saudi Arabia’s strategic outlook, the Saudi-Iran tussle, the conflict in Syria, and the geopolitics of Turkey, Iran and Pakistan. @UmarKarim89

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TTP's survival in Afghanistan after US-Taliban agreement

In February, the United States of America and Taliban movement of Afghanistan finally reached a peace agreement which would pave the way for the ending of the Afghan conflict.

March 11, 2020

Pakistan’s ties with Gulf states: A rapprochement with the UAE in the offing

During the last ten years Pakistan has under-performed in various policy avenues and, if one was to talk about achieving foreign policy objectives, the situation has not been much different. 

November 27, 2018