Dr. Shady Abdel Wahab Mansour serves as Editor-in-Chief of Trending Events Periodical and Head of Security Studies Unit in “Future for Advanced Research and Studies” (FARAS), AbuDhabi. Previously, Dr. Shady worked at the “Information Decision and Support Center” (IDSC), the Egyptian Cabinet’s think tank. Research interests include MENA political and security affairs with a special focus on regional security and conflict management. Dr. Shady holds a Master and PhD degree in Comparative politics from Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University. Dr. Shady published several chapters and papers, most important of which are “The Wedge Strategy: How Saudi Arabia is Attempting to Influence the Syrian Conflict” (Springer, 2021); Rising challenges to the US-led regional security architecture in EU and the Gulf region (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022).