What the U.S. government, and particularly Congress, can do is scrutinize engagement with and assistance to Egypt in order to ensure that they promote stability for the nation rather than one man rule.
Algerian females have access to public space, but in controlled, restricted, and conditional ways.
The nature of the conflict in Tunisia’s northwest differs from the country’s other security challenges in that it mirrors an insurgency rather than a protracted terrorist campaign.
Certain steps can be taken to remedy Tunisia’s broken conscription system.
Without a firm constitutional basis, early elections in Libya would not only produce a government whose legitimacy is contested even more widely, but also leave the door open for another strongman to rise to power.
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.
Europe remains at fault for both failing to rebuild Libya following its 2011 intervention, and for increasingly relying on rights-abusing militias for its coast guard and migrant interdiction responsibilities.