Dr. Abdel Khaleq Abdullah Abdel Rahman is an associate professor of Political Science at UAE University, consultant at the studies unit at the Al-Khaleej newspaper, and general supervisor of the Gulf Strategic Report, Abdullah holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Politics from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and an M.A. in Political Philosophy from American University, Washington, D.C. He is a founding member and activist in several Emirati, Gulf and Arabic vocational, cultural and voluntary societies, including the National Emirati Committee For Resisting Normalization with the Israeli Enemy. At present, he is the treasurer of the Arab Society for Political Science. For ten years, he was the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Social Affairs.
Dr. Abdullah is interested in studies that deal with issues of security and political changes in the Arab Gulf. In addition, he has varied writings dealing with contemporary issues the intellectual, political, Arabic and international. Upon earning a Fulbright Scholarship in 1995, he was visiting professor at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. He has participated in several conferences and forums and lectured in European, American, Asian and Arab universities and research centers.
He has published several books, the most outstanding of which are: The Arab Homeland Between Two Centuries (ed., 2001); The Cultural Movement in the UAE (2000); The Gulf Regional Structure (1999); Contemporary Gulf Issues (ed., 1998); The Modern World and Contemporary International Conflicts (1989).
He has more than 30 articles to his credit, both in Arabic and English, published in Arabic and international periodicals. Recently, one of his papers on globalization was published in the Alam Al Fikr journal, in addition to a political science study published in the Journal of the Social Sciences. One of his studies, Arab Gulf States: Old Approaches and New Realities was published by ECSSR in Abu Dhabi.