Yahia Zoubir is a nonresident senior fellow at the Middle East Council on Global Affairs. He is also a professor of international studies and geopolitics at various universities and business schools in several countries across the world including in France, the United States, China, Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa region. In 2020, Zoubir was a visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center. He specializes in the politics of North Africa, Maghreb-Sahel security, and foreign policies of the great powers in North Africa, among other areas.
Zoubir has published extensively internationally, and his latest edited volume is Routledge’s Companion to China and the Middle East and North Africa (2023). He has also published several books and book chapters in international politics, as well as dozens of articles in academic journals, such as the Journal of Contemporary China, Foreign Affairs, and Mediterranean Politics. He has contributed to various articles in encyclopedias, such as the Oxford Research Encyclopedia on Politics and Religion. Zoubir’s most recent research is on China’s health diplomacy and China’s Health Silk Road.
Zoubir was the editor-in-chief of two academic journals published by Wiley in New York. He also serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals, such as the Journal of North African Studies and the Asian Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies.
Zoubir has been interviewed on various topics by major international newspapers, radio, and TV stations such as Channel Africa Radio, China Radio International, The Globe & Mail, DW News, BBC World Service, and Le Monde, among many others.