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Hamza Meddeb

Carnegie Middle East Center

Hamza Meddeb is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on economic reform, political economy of conflicts, and border insecurity across the Middle East and North Africa. He is also an assistant professor at the South Mediterranean University (SMU) in Tunis. Hamza’s research interests lie at the intersection of political economy, security studies, and sociopolitical dynamics in Tunisia and North Africa, as well as EU-Mediterranean relations and the growing activism of non-Euro-Mediterranean actors in the Mediterranean. He holds a PhD from the Institute of Political Studies at Science Po, Paris.  

Hamza is s Research Lead for XCEPT at the Carnegie Middle East Center. He leads research by the X-Border Local Research Network on Tunisia’s borders. 

Hamza Meddeb’s XCEPT research


23rd January 2023

Peripheral Vision: Views from the Borderlands – Fall 2022 Po...

In this podcast The Asia Foundation, the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, the Rift Valley Institute, and their local research partners dis...


21st September 2022

Reckless Abandon: Why Tunisia Can No Longer Delay a Border F...

Tunisia’s planned free trade zone in Ben Guerdane has stalled while similar projects in Libya have advanced. If Tunisian authorities move quickly to r...


27th May 2021

The Hidden Face of Informal Cross-Border Trade in Tunisia Af...

Tunisia’s informal trade networks reflect growing trends: the country’s progressive shift away from Europe, and the rise of Turkey and China as major ...


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