Dazi-Héni Fatiha

Dr Fatiha Dazi-Héni got a PhD from the Institute for Political Studies in Paris on “Political participation and Social mobilization in Kuwait through diwaniyyas” (1996). She is a researcher on Arabian Peninsula and Gulf and Middle East Affairs at IRSEM: Institute for Strategic Research of Ecole Militaire at Paris and a lecturer at Sciences Po Lille where she teaches history and socio-political developments in the Arabian Peninsula.

Her main topics of interest and studies relate on:  the analysis of monarchical regimes of the Arabian Peninsula and in particular, since 2015, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia new nationalist narrative and structural reforms together with GCC and more broadly Arabian Peninsula regional and security issues. Transversal and theoretical issues as the reinforcement of nationalism, authoritarianism, populism, identity and States -societies relations are also topics of interests.


Last Publications in English:

“Geopolitical shift in the Gulf after the Abraham Accords”, Orient (63) III/2022, German Orient-Foundation, 24-30.

“Saudi Arabian Regional Policy”, Orient (62) III/2021, rapprochement in the GCC, German Orient-Foundation, 47-54.

« The New Saudi Leadership and its impact on Regional Policy », The International Spectator, Italian Journal of International Affairs, November 2021, 56 (4), 49-65.   https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03932729.2021.1987033

Saudi Arabia: Mohamed Bin Salman’s Gamble on Youth, Report No 80, IRSEM, May 2021.
«The Gulf States and Israel after the Abraham Accords », November 2020,
«How MBS is Rethinking Saudi Nationalism », ISPI, May 2019.

“Kuwait and Oman mediating policy traditions in rupture with Gulf crisis protagonists”, Orient II/2018, Current developments in the Gulf region, German Orient-Foundation, 41-46.

“Saudi Internal Uncertainty and divergent GCC Strategy”, e-book: A Way Out of the Inferno? Rebuilding Security in Libya, Syria, Iraq and Yemen, edited by Arab Reform Initiative, September 2017.