Why Algeria’s opposition parties have lost all credibility and cannot mobilize society.
As the state fails to improve socio-economic conditions, Moroccans are taking matters into their own hands.
A recently released report provokes new rifts between the country’s secular and religious forces.
Algerian females have access to public space, but in controlled, restricted, and conditional ways.
Certain steps can be taken to remedy Tunisia’s broken conscription system.
Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck discusses the mechanisms that the Algerian regime uses to perpetuate itself.
Russia is regaining influence in North Africa thanks to weapons, energy, and trade.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb lost its Kabylia stronghold through its multiple mistakes.
Tunisia’s local elections reflected public discontent, but were also an accomplishment.
In an interview, Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck talks about the paradoxes of state control over religion in Algeria.
Algeria’s regime regards “quietist” Salafism as a useful ally in the fight against more violent and politicized Salafists.
In Sidi Bouzid and Siliana, Tunisians hope that upcoming municipal elections will inject new life into a marginalized periphery.
Tunisia will hold municipal elections on May 6, in a step aimed at devolving more power to local authorities.
In an interview, Ennahda’s Oussama Sghaier talks about Tunisia’s democracy and the government’s credibility problem.
Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission is facing a host of problems, including internal disputes and public apathy.
Tunisia is about to pass landmark legislation that criminalizes racial bias against the country’s black community.
Females are making inroads into the Algerian military, but they are still hitting a glass ceiling in the types of roles that they play.
Tunisia is a success story, however the economy continues to threaten the country’s progress.
Sarah Yerkes examines the causes behind the ongoing protests in Tunisia, and advises less of a resort to force.