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Dr. Adel al-Toraifi
Dr. Adel al-Toraifi

Dr. Adel al-Toraifi is the General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel. He was previously Editor-in-Chief of Asharq al-Awsat and Editor-in-Chief of Al Majalla magazine. As a specialist in Middle Eastern affairs, his research focuses on Saudi-Iranian relations, foreign policy decision making in the Gulf and IR theories on the Middle East. He completed his PhD studies in international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2012.

COLUMNISTS
Dr. Adel al-Toraifi
Dr. Adel al-Toraifi

Dr. Adel al-Toraifi is the General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel. He was previously Editor-in-Chief of Asharq al-Awsat and Editor-in-Chief of Al Majalla magazine. As a specialist in Middle Eastern affairs, his research focuses on Saudi-Iranian relations, foreign policy decision making in the Gulf and IR theories on the Middle East. He completed his PhD studies in international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2012.

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