Hesham Alghannam

Dr. Hesham Alghannam is a Saudi political scientist and a Fulbright scholar. He is also a senior research fellow at the Gulf Research Centre (GRC), Cambridge, as well as a geopolitical expert and strategy adviser to senior executives operating globally. Alghannam is a regular speaker at international conferences and provides analysis for leading international media outlets on the topics of policy and strategy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and abroad. He has also worked with the major research centers of the Middle East on issues such as conducting fieldwork in conflict zones, ballistic missiles, political Islam, war strategies and crisis management.

How Will Joe Biden Approach Iran?

October 30, 2020

Addressing months of speculation over the future of US policy toward Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on September 22 at the UN General Assembly, “We are not a bargaining chip in the US elections and domestic policy.” Earlier this year, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said if he is elected,...

There Is No Strain in US-Saudi Relations

June 17, 2020

The US decision to withdraw two of its four Patriot anti-missile batteries from Saudi Arabia, along with the 300 soldiers that operated them, has led to speculation about what lies behind the move. Some analysts have linked it to the kingdom’s oil policy, arguing that the decision is intended to...