Adel Al-Toraifi is the Editor-in-Chief of <em>Asharq Al-Awsat</em> and
Editor-in-Chief of <em>Al Majalla</em> magazine. As a specialist in Middle Eastern
affairs his research focuses on Saudi-Iranian relations, foreign policy
decision making in the Gulf and IR theories on the Middle East. Al-Toraifi holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.