Hichem Karoui, a French citizen, is in his academic functions a Scholar, and Writer. Research area and interests: International Relations. Regional studies, Middle East North Africa (MENA). He holds a PhD in sociology from the Sorbonne in Paris and three M. A. degrees from the same University (Middle-East/Mediterranean studies, English language, literature and civilization, and Arab language, literature and civilization). From 2011 to 2013, he was Research fellow at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) in Doha, Qatar, where he served as Coordinator of the Political Unit and academic supervisor of the website. He published widely in English, French and Arabic since the 1980s and was a frequent commentator for leading newspapers in the Arab world.