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Michaël Béchir Ayari

Senior Analyst, Tunisia
Tunis, Tunisia

Michael Bechir Ayari

Crisis Group role:

Michaël Béchir Ayari joined Crisis Group in 2011 as a consultant and later that year became Crisis Group’s Senior Tunisia Analyst.

Areas of expertise:

  • Arab and Muslim world
  • Maghreb
  • Social movements
  • Democratic transitions and elections
  • Political engagement in authoritarian regimes

Professional background:

Michaël previously worked as Research Associate for the Research and Studies Institute on the Arab and Muslim World (IREMAM). He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Institut d’études politiques d’Aix-en-provence and has extensive research experience on political movements in the Maghreb.


  • French
  • English
  • Italian
  • Arabic


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