Aziz Alghashian is a Saudi researcher who is fascinated with the elusively of Saudi foreign policy. He obtained a PhD from the University of Essex in 2019 where he taught International Relations, and Politics and Middle Eastern Studies for several years. Currently, his research focuses on Saudi policy towards Israel, and Arab-Israeli relations more broadly. His research aims to highlight the rich history of Saudi-Israeli/Arab-Israeli pragmatism. Implicit and tacit forms of cooperation and communication are core themes within his research. In addition to research and teaching he has provided commentary to news outlets including: France24, Sky, BBC, Forces TV and Russia Today. He tweets @AzizAlghashian and is an unshakeable FC Barcelona fan.