Myriam Benraad has a PhD in Political Sciences and is a specialist of the Middle East and the Muslim world. After her PhD thesis at the Paris Institute of Political Science, she joined the Center of International Studies and Research (CERI) and the Institute of Studies on Islam and Societies of the Muslim World (IISMM). In 2003, she started working as a consultant on various missions around the conflict in Iraq. She also became fellow teacher for several training institutes and centers of research. Between 2008 and 2009, she was analyst of the policies for the initiative “Northern Africa-Middle East” within the OECD and was in charge of the project “reconstruction of Iraq”. Then, from 2010 to 2012, she was part of the work conducted by the “Deauville Partnership” (G8-BMENA) and serves as an expert for the Facility for Euro-mediterranean Investment and Partnership within the European Bank of Investment. She is regularly invited in French media (France 5, Le Figaro, etc.) and publishes articles in specialized reviews (Politique Etrangere, Middle East Policy, etc.). In 2015, she was among the Brienne Prize of the Book of Geopolitics ‘s three finalists with her book Iraq: the revenge of History.