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Global Studies Chairman
Assistant Professor

Dr. Shafi Aldamer


Dr. Shafi Aldamer is a political analyst and academic researcher. He holds degrees from King Saud University (B.A. in political sciences), the University of Exeter (UK), (M.A. in Middle East politics), and the University of Durham (UK), from where he gained his Ph.D. in international relations and strategic studies of the Middle East.

He is currently the Chairman of the department of Global Studies at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

His research interests include International relations of the Middle East & strategic studies of the Middle East with particular reference to ‘Saudi Arabia relations with other States’ and the USA & Europe relations with the Middle Eastern States.


PhD in International Relations and Strategic Studies of the Middle East, University of Durham, UK.

M.A in Middle East Politics, University of Exeter, United Kingdom

B.A in Political Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


International Relations and Strategic Studies of the Middle East

Recent Research

–Saudi Arabia and Britain; Changing Relations. Reading UK, Ithaca Press.

–The Visit of HRH Prince Alice, Countess of Athlone and Earl of Athlone to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1938. Riyadh, KAPL.

– Saudi-Indonesian Relations: Historical Dynamics and Contemporary Development. Asian Perspective, Vol. 42, Issue, 1, 2018.

– International political economy & future of multilateralism: A platform for cooperation for G20 sovereign wealth funds. The G20 Insights & the T20 Saudi Arabia, December 10, 2020.

– Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Saudi Arabia. Contemporary Review of the Middle East, Vol. 8, Issue, 1, 2021.

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