Mohamed Nidhal Zaier is a master student in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe. He is currently writing his master thesis on the securitization of EU-Tunisian relations in the post-2011 context. In parallel, he is currently finishing a master degree in International Relations at University of El Manar with a thesis on the changes and continuities in Tunisia’s foreign policy following 2011. Mr Zaier has been a Research Fellow in the “Tunisia in Transition” Research Group project since 2014. His main research interests are EU-Tunisian relations and MENA region geopolitics.