Nawaf Obaid

Nawaf Obaid

Nawaf Obaid
National Security Affairs Advisor

***

Nawaf Obaid
Visiting Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Contact:
Email: nawafobaid@aol.com

Experience
Nawaf Obaid is a visiting fellow at the Belfer Center for 2013-2014.
Currently, he is a counselor to both Prince Mohammad bin Nawaf, Saudi ambassador to the United Kingdom, and Prince Turki Al Faisal, who served as Saudi ambassador to the United States and was the longtime director of Saudi Arabia’s intelligence service.

From 2004 to 2007, he was was Special Advisor for National Security Affairs to Prince Turki Al Faisal while Prince Turki was the Saudi Ambassador to the United Kingdom & Ireland, and then the United States. He has been a research fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), and the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh.

He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and has a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. He began his doctoral work at MIT’s Political Science Department and is currently completing work on his Doctorate of Philosophy in War Studies at London University (King’s College).

Source: Belfer Center, Harvard University

Posted: October 2013

***

EARLIER LISTINGS

Nawaf Obaid is senior fellow at King Faisal Center for Research & Islamic Studies in Riyadh and has been Managing Director, Saudi National Security Assessment Project.

CSIS Bio – Aug 2006

Nawaf Obaid is a Saudi national security and intelligence consultant based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is currently the managing director of the Saudi National Security Assessment Project. He is also an adjunct fellow in the Office of the Arleigh Burke Chair in Strategy at CSIS. Previously, he was a research fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He was also the project director for a major study on Sino-Saudi energy rapprochement and its implications for U.S. national security, conducted for the director of net assessments in the Office of U.S. Secretary of Defense. His articles and opinion pieces have appeared in newspapers such as the Washington Post, New York Times, Financial Times, and International Herald Tribune. He is the author of The Oil Kingdom at 100: Petroleum Policymaking in Saudi Arabia (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 2000) and coauthor, with Anthony H. Cordesman, of National Security in Saudi Arabia: Threats, Responses, and Challenges (Praeger/CSIS).

***

Dr. Nawaf Obaid on SUSRIS:

***