Writer /Journalist/ Senior Researcher: London
Published over 30 books and counting, (translations not included).
Authored co-authored, edited, and published hundreds of daily/ weekly/ monthly briefings, reports and analyses, peer-reviewed articles, monographs, and books, about MENA region and international politics.
Participated in many international conferences, either on the panel, as a member of the organizing team, or as a journalist.
Has been involved with the media since his early career, thus serving in different posts: reporter, investigation journalist, copy editor, cultural journalism, political journalism, editorialist, and Executive Editor.
Translated several books/documents. Also reviewed translations for publishers.
Member of several academic boards.
Veteran columnist and commentator for the media.
Ranking in the top 10%of Authors by all-time downloads on Social Science Research Network.
Regional and international relations: MENA-Europe. USA, China, and major powers. Islam and Islamism issues. Power building, political risks, and conflicts.
2022 Founder and Director of the Global East-West LTD (London)
2020 Executive Director at The Gulf Futures Center (GFC) in London/ Senior Researcher.
2018 Senior Fellow (Non-Resident) Charigo Center for International Economic Cooperation (CCIEC, Beijing). International Relations Consultant for CIBD (London).
2016 Consultant for Underscore Media, EPC (UAE). Europe and MENA Region. And Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Center for China and Globalization. Beijing. China.
Since 2015 Columnist-commentator, and free-lance analyst for varied media outlets: CGTN (ex-CCTV) News, Beijing Review.
October 2013- 2019 Consultant at the Diplomatic Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Doha, Qatar.
Until July 2013 Newspaper Columnist for The Gulf Today (UAE) and Al-Madinah (KSA).
2011- 2013 Fellow Researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (Doha, Qatar): Coordinator of the Political Unit. Head of Electronic publishing.
Until August 2011 Centre d’Etudes de l’Orient contemporain (Contemporary Orient Studies Center: Sorbonne University, Paris). Columnist and Paris Bureau Chief of Al-Arab Daily Newspaper (London).
2009, a researcher at the Sorbonne’s Center for contemporary orient studies (Paris III), founded and edited a peer-reviewed academic journal, Middle East Studies, in which several renowned scholars have served as members of the international Editorial Board.
2015-2017 Free-lance columnist for CCTV Panview; CGTN; Beijing Review; Chine-Afrique (Chinafrica)…Etc.
2009-2013 Columnist for the English-speaking daily, The Gulf Today (UAE).
1998 – 2011 (Paris)
Columnist for “Awan” (Koweït) and al-Khaleej (UAE).
France Editor for World Security Network (New York).
Daily column « Trends » for “Al Arab” newspaper. London.
Contributor for varied Arabic, English, and French-speaking media outlets:
Arab News (Jeddah).
Al Sharq al Awsat (London).
Middle East Intelligence Bulletin (New York).
Arab Media Internet Network (Internews-Middle East).
Media Monitors Network (California).
Palestine Chronicle (Seattle).
Middle-East News Online (N.Carolina).
Middle East Online (London). Etc.
1993-1998 (Tunis-based) Writing a daily column (Tayyarat: Trends) for « Al Arab », London.
1986-1992 (Tunis) Correspondent and international reporter for varied Arabic and non-Arabic media outlets, among which: Afaq Arabiyya, Alif Ba, al Thawra (Iraq), Le Monde diplomatique (France)…Translated books.
1982- 1985 (Tunis) Reporter and Editor for the independent weekly “Réalités”. International Affairs Columnist and Political analyst for “Al Amal”. Contributed articles for “Etudes internationales”, Journal of the International Studies association. Tunis. Contributed articles also for Al Fikr, al Fikr al Arabi (Beirut), Al Hayat al Thaqafiyya, al-Maghrib al Arabi, Al Wahda (Morocco), etc….Translated books for varied publishers.
1979-1981(Beirut-Based) Editor in charge of cultural pages of « Al Mouqif al Arabi », a weekly Lebanese magazine. Translated literary books for Beirut publishers.