Umer Karim is a visiting fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) London, where he focuses on Pakistan’s evolving political and security environment within its neighborhood. Karim is also a doctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham. Karim’s research focuses on international relations in the Middle East and inter-regional engagement between the Middle East and South Asia. He tweets at @umarkarim89.
The deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan could provide Turkey with an opportunity to enhance its influence in the war-torn country, to the potential benefit of the United States.