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William GUERAICHE, PhD, Associate Professor, American University in the Emirates, Dubai, (French)


Associate Professor, American University in the Emirates, Dubai, (French)

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  • Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (theD.R. is the final degree in the French system to become full professor and to supervise PhD) in Geopolitics, Sorbonne University (Paris IV), 2013.
  • D. in History (with honours and the congratulations of the Board), University of Toulouse, 1992.
  • Professor Agrégé of History (competitive examination which corresponds to the highest teaching qualification in France).
  • Two masters: History (Political History, Toulouse, 1989); Sociology and Anthropology of Politics (University of Paris VIII, 1990).



From August 2014 onwards, American University in the Emirates (Dubai), Associate professor

I have taught to the Emirati civil servants (Interior, MOFA, AD/Dubai Polices, Immigration) classes in the Master of Diplomacy and Master of Security and Strategic Studies

– Founder of Network of International Studies in the Emirates (NISE).

– Master supervision, PhD supervision (University of Toulon, France). Chair of International Relations and since August 2016, Associate Dean.

– Reviewers for many scientific journals, such as Journal of Arabian Studies, Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, Moussons, etc.

– Sorbonne University (Paris IV) Associate Researcher, 2002-2007.


From 2006 to June 2014, American University in Dubai (UAE), Adjunct, Assistant and Associate Professor of Social Sciences

From 1984 to 2004:

2003-2004:        Lecturer Geopolitics (Environment and Asia), University of Marne La Vallée, Paris (France)

1998-2001:        History Teacher (professeur agrégé), Eurocampus Manila (the Philippines)

1993- 1996:       Lecturer History, Sorbonne University (University of Paris I) (France)



  • 6 books, the last one:2017 – The UAE. Geopolitics. Modernity and Tradition, Tauris: London, 2017, 264 p.
  • More than 60 articles in total, on the Middle East and the UAE:– “Transnational Filipinos in the UAE: Actors and Strategies”, Arabian Humanities, 2016-7. DOI: 10.4000/cy.3153- “Information warfare in the Arab-Israeli conflict, the invisible battalion?” Revue de l’Université d’Oran 2 Mohamed Ben Ahmed, n° 1, December 2016, pp.147-160.

    – Imagefare in the age of asymmetric warfare: anarchy or competing strategies? (in Arabic) Trends of Events, issue 18, July-October 2016, pp. 43-46.

    – “The UAE and Iran: the different layers of a complex security issue”, Iran in the World. President Rouhani’s Foreign Policy”, Palgrave-McMillan 2016, pp. 65-92.

    – « The U.A.E. » « Oman » in Gildas, Simon (ed.), Dictionnaire géohistorique des migrations internationales dans le monde, Paris, Armand Colin, 2015, pp. 226-228, 282-284.

    – [“Independence of the Emirates. British Outlook of the Power Struggles (1968-1971)”] « Décolonisation des Emirats. Regards britanniques sur les luttes d’influence et les enjeux de pouvoir (1967-1971) » in Décolonisation, les hommes de la transition, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2014, pp. 114-128.

    – [“Higher Education in the UAE, between emiratisation and market constraints”] « L’enseignement supérieur aux EAU, entre émiratisation et contraintes du marché » Higher Education, Globalization and Power in the Arab World in Revue de la Méditerranée et des Monde Musulmans (REMMM), 2012, pp. 183-199.

    – [“The Persic Gulf, a springboard between the UAE and Iran”] « Le golfe Persique, tremplin entre l’Iran et les ÉAU » in Outre-Terre L’Iran, le compte à rebours n° 28, 2011/2, pp. 419-426.

  • To be published:

– “The UAE-Tunisia diplomatic relations: a subtle balance between economy and security?” International Journal of Diplomacy and Economics, 2017.

– “The UAE and the Arab Spring, so far and so close” in Cenap Çakmak and Ali Onur Özçelik (eds.) Foreign Policy Analysis of the Arab Spring: How the International Community Responded to the Popular Uprisings in the Middle East? Palgrave-McMillan, 2018.