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Dr. David Oualaalou    

Global-Affairs Analyst, Professor of International Security & Author of "Volatile State: Iran in the Nuclear Age"

Dr. David Oualaalou is an international geopolitical consultant, global speaker, award winning educator, author, educator, and former international security analyst in Washington, DC. He is the founder of Global Perspective Consulting headquartered in Dallas, TX.

His company provides advice and analytical services for government, defense, energy and security industries. He consults with national and globalized business enterprises on strategic, political, financial and economic opportunities.

Dr. Oualaalou’s unique background allows him to provide current and relevant insight on our world's greatest challenges and issues within critical economic and security areas. His theoretic and practical “real-world” knowledge of how geopolitics, global security, energy issues, domestic and international business intersect is founded on his experience as a former international security analyst in Washington, D.C., his doctoral studies, and as a military veteran who worked in the field with elite military forces carrying out operations at the behest of U.S. policymakers.

Dr. Oualaalou is author of the newly released book, Beneath the Veil: Fall of the House of Saud (2018); Volatile State: Iran in the Nuclear Age (2018), and the Ambiguous Foreign Policy of The United States toward the Muslim World (2016), among others.

His editorials have appeared in newspapers and online journals, including The Huffington Post, Al Jazeera, the European Atlantic Council, Middle East & North Africa Forum, and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Some of his articles have been translated into more than ten languages.

Dr. Oualaalou’s academic, linguistic, and cultural background, coupled with his substantial experience, has proved vital to understanding the geopolitical trends and the political, economic, and security risks organizations face when operating overseas. His insights are critical to an organization’s long-term strategic planning for the new global market with a focus on the Middle East, China, and Russia.

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