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 →

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 →

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 →

L’Egitto e i suoi Fratelli

Da questo mese, Limes diventa mensile e inaugura la serie dei numeri mensili con un volume dedicato all'Egitto e alla Fratellanza musulmana:  Su questo numero ci sono due articoli miei: uno sul Sinai e la problematica proiezione di sovranità del Cairo su questo spazio "chiave" ma storicamente riluttante al controllo degli "Africani della Valle del... Continue Reading →

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