Michaël Béchir Ayari

Michaël Béchir Ayari

Senior Analyst, Tunisia
Tunis, Tunisia

Crisis Group Role

Michaël Béchir Ayari is Crisis Group’s Tunisia Senior Analyst. He joined the organisation in 2011 as a consultant for the North Africa Project.

Areas of Expertise

  • Arab and Muslim world
  • Maghreb
  • Social movements
  • Democratic transitions and elections
  • Political engagement in authoritarian regimes

Professional Background

Michaël previously worked as Research Associate for the Research and Studies Institute on the Arab and Muslim World (IREMAM). He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Institut d’études politiques d’Aix-en-provence and has extensive research experience on political movements in the Maghreb.

Languages

  • French
  • English
  • Italian
  • Arabic

In The News

23 Jul 2020
There have been extremely difficult moments in Tunisia, where the country seemed to risk tumbling into the worst scenario. But there have always been politicians and unio... Voice of America

Michaël Béchir Ayari

Senior Analyst, Tunisia
2 Apr 2020
The [Algerian] protest movement could be made more determined in the future due to the economic and social consequences of the [COVID-19] restrictions, as well as the rep... The National

Michaël Béchir Ayari

Senior Analyst, Tunisia
16 Feb 2020
Le vote [du parti islamiste Ennahda] reflète les tensions au sein du parti. Notamment concernant la succession de Rached Ghannouchi à sa tête qui doit se décider lors d’u... Le Croix

Michaël Béchir Ayari

Senior Analyst, Tunisia
26 Jan 2020
If the [Tunisian] government (...) can’t channel populist concerns about sovereignty, there risks to be a lot of instability and protests. VOA

Michaël Béchir Ayari

Senior Analyst, Tunisia
25 Feb 2018
There is tension between the [Tunisian] police and the judiciary [about ISIS militants]. The police say it’s because the judges are terrorists themselves. BuzzFeed

Michaël Béchir Ayari

Senior Analyst, Tunisia
14 Jan 2018
There is a fertile ground for social anger [in Tunisia] that needs to be taken into account. What will be interesting in the next days is how the youth movements will str... The New York Times

Michaël Béchir Ayari

Senior Analyst, Tunisia