Editorial Team

Editor in chief

Sabah Lebbar

Sabah Lebbar is the former head of english desk at Maghreb Arabe Press , and she has been the Moroccan news agency correspondent in Washington D.C for several years. She is a well-known and respected Senior correspondant/journalist in the Arab World and the US, and has done extensive interviews and coverage of US elections and major events throughout the globe . She is the Editor in Chief of North Africa Post since the beginning of the project in 2012.

Contributions coordination / Editor

Dr. Daniel Novotny

Daniel Novotny is the Director of the Global Europe think tank and Adjunct Research Associate at Monash University, Melbourne. In 2010, he published a book ‘Torn between America and China: Elite Perceptions and Indonesian Foreign Policy’. He has held fellowships and/or taught at the RSIS and the ISEAS (Singapore), University of New South Wales, Monash University, Deakin University, Australian National University (Australia) and Anglo-American University and Metropolitan University (Prague). He holds a PhD (2008) from the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Asia Correspondent / Editor

Sylviane Bähr
Sylviane Bähr is the Asian correspondant of the North Africa Post. She has been working for the past six years  as a journalist, business editor and presenter at France 24, the French international news channel. A mandarin speaker, she has covered major international events, such as the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the financial crisis and its global impact. She is now based in Singapore. Sylviane holds a Master’s degree in Journalism from Sciences-po Paris.


Dr. Allen Fromherz

Dr. Allen Fromherz is the Associate Professor in the Department on History at Georgia State University, the United States. His primary research and teaching interests focus on the institutionalization of the informal institutions of tribal societies in the Near East and North Africa and also the history of the Mediterranean as a sea of exchange between Islam and Christianity. His upcoming historical book is based on Fulbright research in Morocco and the PhD at St. Andrews.

Dr. Aomar Boum

Dr. Aomar Boum an Assistant Professor in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Dr. Boum is a socio-cultural anthropologist and historian of North Africa. He writes on North African and sub-Saharan political, social and cultural issues. His main area of research revolves around the politics of religious and ethnic minorities in Middle Eastern and North African societies. To access his publications see: http://boum.faculty.arizona.edu/

Dr Abdessamad Belhaj

Dr. Abdessamad Belhaj is currently an Assistant Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Pázmány Péter Catholic University and a fellow at Avicenna Institute of Middle Eastern Studies, Piliscsaba, Hungary. He holds a PhD in Arts and Humanities (Islamic Studies) from Mohammed V University, Morocco (2001) and a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium (2008).

Dr Dustin Dehez

Dr. Dustin Dehez is a Senior Analyst in the Peace and Security Section at the Brussels-based Global Governance Institute. He is also a lecturer in International Relations at the Free University Berlin and a Senior Fellow at the Düsseldorf Institute for Foreign and Security Policy. His research focus is on civil-military relations in Sub-Sahara Africa and the Middle East, security sector reform, state failure, conflict resolution and terrorism.


Katarina Kobylinski

Katarina Kobylinski (PhD Candidate) is a researcher at the leading CERGE Economic Institute in Prague, Czech Republic, focusing on development economics, political economy of development, the problem of poverty alleviation, institutional economics and economic growth. She holds a Master’s Degree in Development Economics from the University of Warsaw.

Dominik Eisenbeis

Dominik Eisenbeis has conducted a research on EU-Libyan relations with the Department of European Studies at the University of Hamburg, Germany. He also holds a degree in political science from the University of Bonn and has recently completed an internship with the German Embassy in Canberra, Australia.

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