In February 2019, millions of Algerians began protesting against a fifth term of their ailing 82-year-old then-president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
Understanding Algeria’s various Islamist communities—including militant groups, moderate factions, and grassroots movements—offers a window into the country’s uncertain sociopolitical future.
In an interview, Dalia Ghanem examines the political transition in Algeria and sees signs of danger ahead.
Tunisia and Morocco have been wondering how protests against the Algerian ruling class will affect them.
While this wave of teachers’ protests may not bring about a fundamental political transformation, it points to the grave and persistent nature of Morocco’s governance challenges.
Bouteflika's resignation is a victory for the Algerian people but hard work is yet to come.
The political and socio-economic devastation left by the regime in Algeria will pose an immense challenge on the country.
Algerians are unlikely to accept Abdel Kader Ben Salah as Acting President for a transitional government.
Since February 22, thousands and then millions of Algerians have taken to the streets every Friday to protest against the fifth term of their ailing eighty-two-year-old president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
Among jihadi groups in the Sahel, strategic gains not religion often determine a militant’s affiliation.