Associated Researchers

Meriem Ben Lamine

  • Professor of law at Manouba University, Tunisia
  • Research areas: women’s right and family law

Bilal Benyaich

  • Political scientist,  associated with the political science department at the Free University of Brussels and author of Europe, Israel and the Palestinians
  • Research areas: Euro-Mediterranean relations

Karim Emile Bitar

  • Associate researcher at IRIS (Paris) and editor of the magazine « L’ENA hors les murs »
  • Research areas: Middle East

Mathieu Bouchard

  • PhD researcher in History at the University of Paris I
  • Research areas: perception of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in France.

Olivier Da Lage

  • Journalist at RFI
  • Research areas: Arabian Peninsula

Fatiha Daoudi

  • Jurist and PhD student at the Institute of Political Studies of Grenoble. Research Associate at the Centre Jacques Berque Rabat.
  • Research areas: family law, women’s rights, Morocco.

Shahrazad Elfar

  • Editor of editorials and analyses in English.
  • Research areas: the peace process in Middle East, EuroMed.

Khadidja Guebache-Mariass

  • PhD researcher in Political anthropology at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis.
  • Research areas: the Union for the Mediterranean, Iran and Syria.

Salam Kawakibi

  • Research director at the Arab Initiative Reform.
  • Research areas: Syria.

Barah Mikaïl

  • Doctor in Political Sciences, researcher at the Spanish Institute of Geopolitics FRIDE.
  • Research areas: Middle East and North Africa.

Mamduh Nayouf

  • Specialist in the American foreign policy towards the Middle-East
  • Research areas: American foreign policy towards the Middle-East and North-Africa, politics, culture and society in the Arab world and structures and characteristics of the Arab economies.

Thomas Pierret

  • University of Edinburg
  • Research area: Syria

Pierre Pahlavi

  • Associate Professor, Deputy Director, Centre for National Security Studies, Department of Defence Studies, Canadian Forces College
  • Research areas: foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, geopolitics, and the evolution of security and power as concepts

Clément Steuer

  • Doctor of Political Science at the Lumière University, Lyon.
  • Research areas: the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, unions and society in Egypt.

Frank Tétart

  • Professor at Sciences-Po Paris, former editor of the journal Moyen Orient.
  • Research areas: the Persian Gulf.

Nevila Xhindi

  • Doctor of Development and regional planning at the University of Potsdam in Germany and of Human geography at the University of Tirana.
  • Research areas: regional development, education policy, social disparities.

Elisabeth Vandenheede

  • PhD researcher in Political Science at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB).
  • Research areas: the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia.

Aylin Unver Noi

  • Professor at Gedik University
  • Research areas: Euro-Med relations and Islam and Democracy

Gaëtan du Roy

  • Historian, associated researcher to Louvain la Neuve Catholic University
  • Research area: Egypt

 Sami Moubayed

  • Syrian historian specialized in 20th century Syria
  • Research Fellow and co-founder of the Syrian Studies Center at St Andrews University in Scotland