Dr. Abdullah Al-Saud is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Security at Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS) as well as a Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence in London. Dr. Abdullah has authored several papers and book chapters in the field of security and foreign policy. His research interests include security-related aspects of local governance, urban development and smart cities. He holds a PhD in the field of War Studies and an MA in International Peace and Security from Kings College in the United Kingdom, as well as a Bachelor of Law from King Saud University.