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.
Tunisia’s local elections reflected public discontent, but were also an accomplishment.
In an interview, Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck talks about the paradoxes of state control over religion in Algeria.
Algeria’s regime regards “quietist” Salafism as a useful ally in the fight against more violent and politicized Salafists.
In Sidi Bouzid and Siliana, Tunisians hope that upcoming municipal elections will inject new life into a marginalized periphery.
Tunisia will hold municipal elections on May 6, in a step aimed at devolving more power to local authorities.
In an interview, Ennahda’s Oussama Sghaier talks about Tunisia’s democracy and the government’s credibility problem.
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.
Females are making inroads into the Algerian military, but they are still hitting a glass ceiling in the types of roles that they play.
Tunisia is a success story, however the economy continues to threaten the country’s progress.
Sarah Yerkes examines the causes behind the ongoing protests in Tunisia, and advises less of a resort to force.
Carnegie’s Intissar Fakir discusses Morocco’s PJD and what its experience of governing has meant for the kingdom.
Tunisia was a pioneer in digital currency, but the political will to advance further in the field has diminished.
President Emmanuel Macron’s recent visit to Algeria was about future relations, but will the past allow that?
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.