Will COVID-19 Change Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia?

April 27, 2020

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 spread to North Africa more than two months ago. Since then, there has been speculation among observers that the effects on society, the economy and political life may be changed in both the short term with people’s habits and the long term as...

Algeria’s Perspective on the Libyan Conflict

March 14, 2020

Efforts to de-escalate the Libyan conflict at the Berlin Conference, held in January, have so far proven futile. One country with high stakes in Libya’s future that opposes foreign meddling in the war-torn nation is Algeria.

Writing the Next Chapters of Morocco and Algeria

December 18, 2019

A recent article on the BBC using data from the Arab Barometer survey asked the question, “Could Morocco see the next uprising after Sudan and Algeria?” While it was selective in its choice of data points, for example, attitudes toward religion, the point of the article, which echoes...

An Uncertain Future for Algeria, But It’s Not Alone

April 03, 2019

Protesters in Algeria have achieved what appeared to be their principal goal, but there’s definitely more to come. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. Describing the situation in Algeria, where President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has now resigned after he initially promised to leave by the...

Algeria’s Horizontal Assault on the Political Status Quo

March 22, 2019

Algeria may provide the clues to a new era in the history of democracy for the entire globe. When the media questioned a young militant in Bejaia, Algeria, about how the movement represented by the protests that have shaken the regime to the core should be structured, Yanis Adjlia replied:...

In Algeria, It’s Not Just Bouteflika Who’s Sick

March 11, 2019

The ailing President Bouteflika is searching for a conspiracy, the one argument he hopes will convince Algerians to elect him to a fifth term. The Daily Devil's Dictionary reports. Algeria narrowly avoided being swept up in the Arab Spring in 2011. In its aftermath, every country to the east of...

The World This Week: Macron Ignites Debate on French Colonization of Algeria

February 19, 2017

Empires leave behind a poisoned chalice not only for the subjects, but also for the rulers as the brouhaha over the French colonization of Algeria demonstrates. Even by the standards of 2017, this has been an eventful week. US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned because it turns...

Budget Cuts Threaten to Destabilize Algeria

January 26, 2017

In Algeria, falling energy revenue without a viable replacement risks riots in 2017. Violent riots erupted in the northern Algerian city of Bejaia on January 2, following the introduction of the national budget set by the 2017 Finance Law on the first day of the new year. The events started with...