Dr. Saeed Mohammed Badeeb was born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He earned a B.A. in 1971 and an M.A. in 1975 from Karachi University in the Republic of Pakistan. he joined the Government of Saudi Arabia in 1982. He was appointed as a political advisor in the Saudi Embassy in Washington, D.C., in 1981. While engaged in work at the embassy he enrolled in the George Washington University, where he earned a Master degree in 1983, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy in 1985.
Throughout his work in the Saudi Government, he received a number of decorations and certificates from the United States, the Kingdom of Morocco, the Egyptian Arab Republic, the South Korean Republic, and the Republic of Pakistan, among others. Dr. Badeeb’s travels include a wide range of countries in the Arab and Islamic worlds, the Asian continent, European continent, and the United States of America. Of note were his visits to the Islamic countries which gained their independence from the Soviet Union and were a highlight of his travels as fascinating nascent countries with emerging national Muslim identities.
Dr. Badeeb’s publications include: “The Saudi-Egyptian Conflict Over North Yemen (1962-1970)”; “Saudi-Iranian Relations (1932-1982)”; “Saudi-Iranian Relations (1982-1997)”. In addition to academic research and writing Dr. Badeeb contributes to local Saudi daily newspapers surrounding Middle East issues such as: the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988), Iraqi occupation of Kuwait (1990-1991), and Iran-US relations. In 2003 Dr. Badeeb established a Research and Analysis Center in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He also hosts a library of both Arabic and English language texts as well as a wide range of research and study materials.