Samir Bennis is a political analyst. He worked for eight years as political adviser to an Arab country's mission to the United Nations. He received a Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Provence in France. He also holds a Master’s degree in political science from the University of Toulouse I, a Master’s degree in Iberian studies from the University of Toulouse II, a Master’s degree in diplomatic studies from Center for Diplomatic and Strategic Studies in Paris and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish studies from the University of Fez. He pursued a post-doctoral research at the Diplomatic School of Madrid. His areas of academic interest include, relations between Morocco and Spain and between the Muslim world and the West, as well as the global politics of oil. He has published over 200 articles in Arabic, French, English and Spanish, and authored "Les Relations Politiques, Economiques et Culturelles Entre le Maroc et l’Espagne: 1956-2005", which was published in French in 2008. He is the co-founder of Morocco World News. He lives in Washington D.C.