GI-TOC staff member

Tasnim Abderrahim

Analyst, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Tasnim Abderrahim is an analyst at the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime within the North Africa and Sahel Observatory. She is also a non-resident scholar with the Middle East Institute. Before joining the Global Initiative, Abderrahim spent three years working with the British Embassy in Tunis. She was also a visiting fellow with the Middle East and North Africa Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Prior to that, she worked with the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) in Maastricht, the Centre des Etudes Méditerranéennes et Internationales (CEMI) in Tunis, and the University of Gabes (in southern Tunisia).

Abderrahim was also a research fellow and one of the coordinators of a German-Tunisian research project “Tunisia in Transition,” an interdisciplinary research group focusing on the transformation of the Arab World, Tunisian foreign policy, and European policy in Tunisia. She co-edited Tunisia’s International Relations since the “Arab Spring”: Transition Inside and Out, a book on changes in Tunisia’s foreign policy and bilateral relations before and after 2011.

Abderrahim has provided commentary to several media outlets including Al Jazeera, Jeune Afrique, and Arab News. Her analysis has been published by several think tanks including the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). Abderrahim holds a master’s degree in English cultural studies from the University of Tunis.

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