Faisal Abbas currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Al Arabiya English, part of the Al Arabiya News Channel. Having begun his career as a journalist and producer at the Future Television Network in Lebanon, he later became founding editor of the Asharq Al-Awsat’s Media Supplement, owned by the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat daily. In 2008, he became one of the first Arab editors to be featured as a regular blogger of The Huffington Post’s “World” section, and his insightful commentary on Middle Eastern and Western relations has also appeared on international outlets like the BBC, CNN and the International Herald Tribune. In addition, he has been a regular columnist for Gulf News and the Saudi Gazette. As editorial lead of Al Arabiya English since 2012, Abbas has played a key role in the network’s push to become a bridge between East and West and a go-to source for anglophone readers looking to build a deeper understanding of the region. Abbas is a member of the British Society of Authors, the National Union of Journalists, the John Adams Society and the Cambridge Union Society.