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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

Research report

22nd March 2023
Serbia leveraged migrating Tunisians to pressure the EU, until closing the route last November. Yet other countries will continue to use migrants to g...


23rd January 2023
In this podcast The Asia Foundation, the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, the Rift Valley Institute, and their local research partners dis...

Research report

21st September 2022
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...

Research report

27th May 2021
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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