Research Department
Date: 2016-08-31

Research Department

Scientific research is the core base of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, which enhance cultural and intellectual life in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and represents a bridge to communicate with the world, east and west for more than thirty years. The Center established in 1434 AH, 2013 AD several research units specialized in various fields, including: politics, sociology, regional studies, Arabic language studies, and studies of modernism. These units formed the (Research Department).

The Message

Providing scientific oases that support cognitive creativity and attract distinguished scholars to present original research based on the heritage of Arab-Islamic civilization, so that the principle governing scientific creativity in management is the search for the truth.


The department currently includes a number of units, which are: the Security Studies Unit, the Contemporary Political Thought Unit, the African Studies Unit, the Asian Studies Unit and the Political Economy Unit. Each of these units is concerned with specific tasks, all of which are integrated in order to achieve the goals of the research department, and above all the goals of the center, heading to advancing scientific research and providing a solid scientific material that enriches the research movement and support it with new knowledges.  


Contact: research@kfcris.com

Research Units

Security Studies

Contemporary Political Thought

African Studies

Asian Studies

Political Economy (dormant until 2020)

Research Publications

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)

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

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


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King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies
P.O. Box: 51049
Riyadh 11543
Saudi Arabia
Phone: 00966114652255
Fax: 00966114659993
Email Address: kfcris@kfcris.com

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