Abdelhak Bassou

Affiliate Professor

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Abdelhak Bassou is an Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.

He is a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South and a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center. He previously held multiple positions within the General Directorate of Moroccan National Security, serving namely as head of the border division from 1978 to 1993. He was the former director of the Royal Institute of Police in 1998 and also served as Head of Regional Security (Errachidia 1999-2003, Sidi Kacem 2003-2005) and Central Director of General Intelligence from 2006 to 2009.

Prof. Bassou holds a master’s degree in political science and international studies from the Faculty of Law, Economics, and Social Sciences in Rabat. His research focuses on international rivalries, geopolitical analysis, and security issues such as conflicts and terrorism in Africa.

Since 2018, he has been directing and editing the collectively written annual report on Africa’s geopolitics, published by the PCNS. His works have been featured in numerous world-renowned think tanks and institutions, including contributions to ‘Towards EU- MENA Shared Prosperity’ (Bruegel, 2017), ‘Evolving Human Security Challenges in the Atlantic Space’ (Jean Monnet Network, 2019), and he is also a recurring author and participant in the HEC-PCNS Strategic Dialogues and their corresponding written volumes.

For the academic year 2022-2023

  • (INT303) Introduction à la Sécurité/Défense
  • (POL206) Accompagner le Changement dans les Politiques Publiques


Abdelhak Bassou