Dr. Abdelkarim Benatiq is a former Minister for Foreign Trade of the Kingdom of Morocco. He is currently acting Director of the Arabic edition of National Defense Review (a French Publication of the National Defense Studies Committee), and a member of the Paris-based Center for Diplomatic and Strategic Studies. He is a prominent writer and political analyst who regularly contributes to, and participates in local and international conferences. He manages an academic and political relations network in France and Morocco, is the Director General of the Mediation and Arbitration Center in Rabat, and is responsible for the General Investment Corporation in Lyon, France.
Dr. Benatiq received a Ph.D. in law from Lyon University in France, a diploma from the Institute of Diplomatic and Strategic Studies in Paris, a post-graduate diploma from the Human Resource Management Institute in Paris, a diploma in the study of linguistics from Paris-Sorbonne University, and a BA in Arabic Language and Literature from Mohammed V University in Rabat.