Last week I wrote an article with the colleague from the Atlantic Council Karim Mezran on the MENASource Blog analysing how the international community should act as the military reality of the conflict in Libya is shifting. Our conclusion was that: Haftar’s losses in western Libya highlight contradictions that have been hidden for months, if … Continue reading The crumbling Haftar illusion: Last call for the international community?
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’
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
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
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