Analyst Sergio Altuna Galán discusses Al-Qa‘eda’s rebranding, as well as the jihadi situation in Tunisia and Libya.
Algeria has successfully adopted both a soft and a hard approach for bringing former Islamist combatants in from the cold.
Morocco is approaching the Western Sahara issue with greater tactical flexibility, and it appears to be reaping benefits.
Yahia H. Zoubir discusses the situation in the Sahel, where weak states and illegal trafficking prevail.
Djallil Lounnas discusses developments in the jihadi environment of northern Africa.
Corruption is a destabilizing force in Tunisia, infecting all levels of its economy, security, and political system.
For Tunisia’s transition to remain on track, the country must address illicit enrichment more effectively.
Morocco’s Salafists continue to maneuver uneasily between quietism and greater activism.
Two decades after the Bentalha massacre, the wounds remain open in Algeria.
The Kamour sit-in’s self-sufficient organization, open participatory style, mostly peaceful tactics, and realistic demands—along with the government’s understanding and relative openness to dialogue—is a model that barely exists in other Arab countries.