Dalia Ghanem is a resident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut and the co-director for gender-related work for the program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States, where her work examines political and extremist violence, radicalization, Islamism, and jihadism with an emphasis on Algeria.
Dalia Ghanem is a resident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut and the co-director for gender-related work for the program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States, where her work examines political and extremist violence, radicalization, Islamism, and jihadism with an emphasis on Algeria. She also focuses on the participation of women in jihadist groups. Ghanem has been a guest speaker on these issues in various conferences and a regular commentator in different Arab and international print and audio-visual media.
Ghanem was previously an El-Erian fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center. Prior to joining Carnegie in 2013, she was a teaching associate at Williams College in Massachusetts and she also served as a research assistant at the Center for Political Analysis and Regulation at the University of Versailles.
Ghanem is the author of numerous publications, including most recently: “Obstacles to ISIS Expansion in Algeria” (Cipher Brief, September 2016); “Algeria on the Verge: What Seventeen Years of Bouteflika Have Achieved” (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, April 2016); “Why Is AQIM Still a Regional Threat?” (New Arab, March 2016); “The Female Face of Jihadism” (EuroMeSCo Joint Policy, February 2016); “Running Low: Algeria’s Fiscal Challenges and Implications for Stability” (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, February 2016); “Women in the Men’s House: The Road to Equality in the Algerian Military” (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, November 2015); and “Despite Shakeups, Algeria’s Security Apparatus Stronger Than Ever” (World Politics Review, September, 2015).
Graffiti by protestors in Algiers and Beirut shows their desire to take control of public space.
For the Algerian People’s National Army, the priority is to defend the political order and its prerogatives in it.
Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa
Political paralysis in Algeria is hampering urgently needed economic reforms.
Though members of Algerian militias have been demobilized or integrated into state institutions, there is grumbling.
Arab armed forces are recruiting more females, who nevertheless continue to face a glass ceiling.
Many children of jihadis in Algeria are being denied an identity, education, and much more.
Why Algeria’s opposition parties have lost all credibility and cannot mobilize society.
Algerian females have access to public space, but in controlled, restricted, and conditional ways.
Russia is regaining influence in North Africa thanks to weapons, energy, and trade.