Nearly a decade after the Arab uprisings, tempers in the outlying regions of the Maghreb are on the boil. Scarred by a history of states’ neglect, with poverty rates often more than triple that of urban areas, these frontiers of discontent are being transformed into incubators of instability.
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.
State control of Algeria’s religious sphere is robust, yet it has recently been challenged by the upsurge in violent ideologies in the Maghreb region and beyond.
Females are making inroads into the Algerian military, but they are still hitting a glass ceiling in the types of roles that they play.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Egypt’s upcoming presidential election may not remove the incumbent, but many problems lie ahead if he wins.
With no effective Libyan government and no capable police or security services, militias present themselves to outside powers as counter-terror partners. The challenge is dealing with extremism in a way that does not empower these militias at the expense of an inclusive, civic state.
Carnegie’s Frederic Wehrey discusses his forthcoming book on Libya after the fall of Moammar al-Qaddafi.
With Syria, Libya, and Iraq grappling with either the specter of war or its immediate aftermath, there is an urgent need to analyze the politics of post-conflict reconstruction.