Yousef Zarea

Security Studies Unit

Yousef Zarea is a Research Fellow in the Security Studies Unit at King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies (Since 2018). He holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Sussex, and BA in Political Science from Texas A&M University.

Research interests include international/national security and international relations, with a focus on Saudi national security/interests, Saudi foreign policy, terrorism, armed non-state actors, and political violence.

Latest Publications

(2018) ‘Saudi Efforts in Countering Violent Extremism’, in Vidino, Lorenzo. De-Radicalization in the Mediterranean. Milano: Italian Institute for International Political Studies. P.139-152.

(2018) Recent Developments of US and Turkish Involvement in the Syrian Conflict. Special Report.


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