Algeria: the ‘Twilight of the Gods’

On 2 April 2019, Abdelaziz Bouteflika officially resigned, notifying the Constitutional Court of his decision to terminate his mandate as Algerian President. This decision came following weeks of widespread popular protests and the mounting pressure put on him and his clan by Ahmed Gaïd Salah, the head of the army. Just a few days before, … Continue reading Algeria: the ‘Twilight of the Gods’

The Future of the Mediterranean

While waiting for a few articles to come out in the coming weeks (a couple on Libya, something on (in)security in North Africa, and one on Italy as well), I have recently focused my attention on two major streams of research: the future of the Mediterranean and the connections between economy, terrorism and sub-state groups … Continue reading The Future of the Mediterranean

The Italian exception and the evolution of Jihadism in the Mediterranean

As everyone working in the Academia knows, trying to write during the teaching semester is always somewhat challenging. Indeed, I have not managed to write as much as hoped during the past few months. However, I have still managed to finish - and publish - a few works. My most recent article deals with "the … Continue reading The Italian exception and the evolution of Jihadism in the Mediterranean

Consolidating pluralism under the terrorist threat: the Tunisian case and the Algerian experience

At the end of 2016, I published a research/policy article on European View, analysing the current Tunisian troubled, but still successful, path to consolidate democracy to the Algerian experience of the '80s and '90s. Below you can find the conclusions, but if you want to download the full article in PDF, click here. Ça va … Continue reading Consolidating pluralism under the terrorist threat: the Tunisian case and the Algerian experience