Between 2009 and 2011, he has been successively Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI, Firenze, Italia), Professor in Political Sciences at the Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK, Lebanon), and Senior Analyst for the International Crisis Group (ICG) in Tunisia.
He has collaborated with several academic and scientific Journals and Magazines, in French, Arabic or English, such as L’Année du Maghreb, The Muslim World or al-Marasid. He is a regular contributor to French and international monthly Newspaper Le Monde diplomatique. His book, Tunisie : la révolution et ses passés, has been published in February 2013 by the Institut de recherche Méditerranée Moyen Orient (Iremmo/ L’Harmattan).
His research and his field work for the WAFAW Project mainly concern the transformations of the Leftist and Arab nationalist spectrum, especially in its relationships, talks, alliances and/or oppositions with Islamist Movements in the Middle East and North Africa, in the current context of Arab Uprisings and recompositions of the political landscape.