Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck is a Resident Scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where her work examines political and extremist violence, radicalization, Islamism, and jihadism with an emphasis on Algeria.
Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck is a resident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, 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-Yazbeck 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-Yazbeck 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-Yazbeck 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).
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.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb lost its Kabylia stronghold through its multiple mistakes.
Females are making inroads into the Algerian military, but they are still hitting a glass ceiling in the types of roles that they play.
President Emmanuel Macron’s recent visit to Algeria was about future relations, but will the past allow that?
Algeria has successfully adopted both a soft and a hard approach for bringing former Islamist combatants in from the cold.
Two decades after the Bentalha massacre, the wounds remain open in Algeria.
Why Brussels views events in the Sahel as vital to EU security.
Tales of Algeria’s impending implosion are, frankly, ridiculous.
As 2016 comes to a close, Diwan offers recommendations for this period of relative rest.