Fatiha Dazi-Héni

Fatiha Dazi-Héni

Gulf and Middle East researcher at the Institute for Strategic Research at the Military School (IRSEM)

Areas of expertise

Geopolitics of the Arabian Peninsula, regional and security issues between GCC states and the Persian Gulf states, the Levant, Egypt and the Horn of Africa, authoritarianism, populism, and disinformation


Fatiha Dazi-Héni has been a researcher on the Arabian Peninsula, the Gulf, and Middle East affairs at IRSEM since 2014.

She also teaches history and socio-political developments in the Arabian Peninsula at Sciences Po, Lille and has held research positions at Sciences Po’s Centre for International Studies, the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches sur le Moyen-Orient Contemporain and the Directorate of Strategic Affairs, a French think-tank. Dazi-Héni holds a PhD from the Institute for Political Studies in Paris on political participation and social mobilisation in Kuwait.