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Amal Bourhrous


Amal Bourhrous

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Amal Bourhrous is Researcher with the SIPRI Middle East and North Africa Programme. Her research interests include the dynamics of identity, citizenship and nation-building as they relate to statehood and sovereignty; the relationship between securitization trends and the political process; and the ways in which the wider geopolitical transformations and the new challenges to international security affect the MENA region.

Prior to joining SIPRI, Amal was a Programme Coordinator at the Westminster Foundation for Democracy. She has also been a junior visiting researcher at the Centre for Strategic Studies in Amman, Jordan. Her MA thesis examined the interaction of religion and politics in Morocco.

Subject expertise

Democratic transitions, state and society, geopolitics of the MENA region

Regional expertise

Middle East and North Africa

Arabic, French, English, Spanish, Turkish

Master of Science in Political Science, Uppsala University, Sweden; Master’s degree in International Security, Sciences Po Paris, France; Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco

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