Turki Al-Faisal is chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies and a founder of the King Faisal Foundation. He was director general of the Saudi General Intelligence Directorate from 1977 to 2011, and the Saudi ambassador to the United Kingdom (2003–2005), to the Republic of Ireland (2003–2005), and to the United States (2005–2007). He is a former commissioner at the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament and former co-chair of the Council of 100 Group initiative of the World Economic Forum.

Writing in the Cairo Review