Imad Atoui is a PhD student in Political science and International Relation at Istanbul Zaim University. He obtained his undergraduate degree in history from Ferhat Abbas University in Algeria. He received his master’s degree in African Studies and International Relations from Istanbul Commerce University in 2018. He is also a Research Associate at the Centre for Islam and Global Affairs (CIGA) at Zaim University. His research interests focus on geopolitics, security, strategy, state building.