The nature of the conflict in Tunisia’s northwest differs from the country’s other security challenges in that it mirrors an insurgency rather than a protracted terrorist campaign.
Certain steps can be taken to remedy Tunisia’s broken conscription system.
Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck discusses the mechanisms that the Algerian regime uses to perpetuate itself.
Russia is regaining influence in North Africa thanks to weapons, energy, and trade.
Tunisia’s political challenges are in many ways typical of transitional states, but the country also possesses unusual advantages and opportunities.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb lost its Kabylia stronghold through its multiple mistakes.
Tunisia’s decentralization process has tremendous potential. Yet the central government, local government, civil society, and international donors must each invest in the process.
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.