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’

AQIM at 10 and other works

Greetings from Tunis, where I am spending a few months to do some research before returning to my Fall teaching routine. At the moment, I am working on a few, rather diverse projects, and I hope I can give you some more updates very soon. In the meantime, I have published a few works for … Continue reading AQIM at 10 and other works

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

The internal and external Algerian thorns

I have recently published two analyses on Algeria for the Jamestown Foundation. The first one, published in early December, dealt with the Libyan problems and how Algiers is trying to exert "Influence Without Interference", sticking to its traditional foreign policy doctrine of non-intervention in the internal affairs of other States. The second one was published last … Continue reading The internal and external Algerian thorns

North African Jihadism and the Post-Mali Conflict Environment

I actually don't have time to focus on my blog (people who know me have a clue why). However, two weeks ago I published another piece with the Jamestown Foundation on the directions in North African Jihadism in the post-Mali conflict environment: The French-led intervention in Mali changed the strategic environment of the region. For AQIM … Continue reading North African Jihadism and the Post-Mali Conflict Environment