Dr. Abdullah Khaled Al-Saud – Visiting Research Fellow
Dr. Abdullah is a visiting research fellow at ICSR. He is an assistant professor at Naif Arab University for Security Sciences in Riyadh. He holds a PhD in War Studies from King’s College London, an MA in International Peace and Security from King’s College London, and a BA in Law from King Saud University. His PhD thesis investigated the drivers and factors contributing to the process of radicalisation and violence in Saudi Arabia from the early days of the 1980s until the outbreak of the terror campaign in the Kingdom in 2003. His research interests include radicalisation, political violence and political Islam in general, with a special focus on Saudi Arabia.
- ‘Deciphering IS’s Narrative and Activities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,’ in Terrorism and Political Violence.
- ‘The Spiritual Teacher and his Truants: The Influence and Relevance of Abu Mohammad al-Maqdisi,’ in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.
- ‘The Tranquillity Campaign: A Beacon of Light in the Dark World Wide Web,’ in Perspectives on Terrorism, 11(2), 58-64.