Research Department

The Research Department of the KFCRIS was founded in 2013 as a scholarly platform that attracts outstanding scholars and encourages them to produce original research. The Department is directly supervised by the Secretary-General Dr. Saud Alsarhan (who had served as the Director of Research until 2016).

The Research at the KFCRIS 2017 (PDF, 8MB)

The Department currently has seven units:


Contemporary Political Thought / Political Economy

Saudi Studies / Maghreb Studies / Iranian Studies / Asian Studies
Arabic Language Studies

The Department publishes scholarly works in five formats:


Dirasat: A study of between 6,000 and 10,000 words

Qira’at: A study on cultural and historical issues of between 6,000 and 10,000 words

Masarat: A study that is shorter than 4,000 words; published anonymously

Commentaries: An analysis of current affairs of between 1,000 and 1,500 words

Special Reports: An analysis of current affairs that is longer than 3,000 words

Contact: research@kfcris.com

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