Robin Beaumont

Co-Director MENA Program

Research Area: Iraq
Languages: Arabic, English, French, German
Regional Program: MENA

Robin Beaumont is an Iraq Analyst and member of the Editorial Committee. His research examines contemporary expressions of Shia political Islam in Iraq and reconfigurations of the Shia religious field within Iraqi clerical, political and militia circles.

He is a PhD candidate in Political Studies at EHESS in Paris, holder of a Zeit-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius scholarship and an Associate PhD candidate at the Institut Français du Proche-Orient (IFPO).

He worked for International Crisis Group in Cairo (2011) and was Junior Research Fellow of the ERC « When Authoritarianism Fails in the Arab World » program (2013-2016). He studied at the École Normale Supérieure and is a graduate of Sciences-Po Paris. Trained in Arabic at IFPO in Damascus, he conducts field research in Iraq and neighboring countries. He is co-author, with Leila Seurat, of Anthology of Political Ideologies in the Arab World in the 20th Century (CNRS Editions, forthcoming, autumn 2017).

Publications on Noria

Shiite nationalism? Sistani, Present in Absence

Protesters wave the Iraqi flag and pictures of Ali al-Sistani in a demonstration of support to the Prime Minister on Tahrir Square in Baghdad. © AP This is an extended version of an article previously published, in French and in Arabic, by Orient XXI. It does not take...

Doha en Érythrée

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmed Al Bashir and Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki at the opening of Kassala-Al Lafa Highway, Kesala, Sudan, 26th October 2011 (©The Peninsula) Si l’extraordinaire élan qu’a connu la...