Anna Vidén

Anna Vidén

Associate Research Fellow

Anna Vidén is an Associate Research Fellow at The Middle East and North Africa programme at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI).

Anna has a PhD in History from Sciences Po, Paris and a MA in Geopolitics from l’Institut Français de Géopolitique, Paris-Université VIII. Anna is an independent geopolitical analyst who is part of the GlobalWonks consulting network. She previously taught International Relations and US foreign policy in the Middle East at the University of Pennsylvania and International Studies at Charles University in Prague. She has also held the position as Program Coordinator at the Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

Anna’s research focuses on the strategic Saudi-US relations from a historical och contemporary perspective. Her research also deals with the dynamics of Saudi domestic and foreign policy, the International Relations of the MENA region and the US-MENA relations.

Areas of Expertise 
US Foreign Policy, Saudi Arabia, Saudi-US relations, US-Egypt relations, religion in International Relations, MENA International Relations, US-MENA relations, MENA IPE, MENA after the Arab Uprisings

English, French and Spanish

“Les États-Unis au Moyen-Orient: Évolutions et Perspectives Stratégiques", édités par Antoine Coppolani et Pierre Razoux, Études, No 46, étude de l’Institut de recherche stratégique de l’École Militaire, p.54-66, 2016
“Wahhabism, Tribalism and Rentierism: Enduring Principles of the Saudi State,” Monograph published by Metropolitan University in Prague, spring 2016
“La fausse rupture de la politique américaine face aux Frères musulmans”, Les Frères musulmans et le pouvoir 2011-2014. Ed: Pierre Puchot. Paris: Galaade éditions, 2015
“Why Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Record Does Not Matter”, E-International Relations, Oct. 22, 2015 

“Our Saud Relationship”Radio Times, WHYY, PBS. NPR, October 17, 2018


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