• Sada Discussion
    The Middle East’s Crude Reality
    Sada Debate January 22, 2015 عربي

    In the Middle East, producers are facing different effects of the recent drop in oil prices. Four oil experts explore the impact of falling prices on the economies of key regional producers.

  • Sada - Analysis
    Algeria’s Police Riots
    Abdallah Brahimi November 12, 2014 عربي

    The power struggle between the Algerian presidency and DRS prevents any fundamental reforms that could address the underlying demands of police protesters.

  • Sada - Analysis
    ISIS, a Game Changer for Algeria
    Jacques Roussellier October 21, 2014 عربي

    The rise of ISIS gives Algeria an opportunity to regain the regional influence it lost following its failure to play an effective role in the Mali conflict.

  • Sada Discussion
    What Lies Ahead for Algeria?
    Sada Debate October 16, 2014 عربي

    The ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s election to a fourth term may have been widely expected, but few have a sense of what exactly will come next. How are the political elite laying the groundwork for this transition?

  • Sada - Analysis
    The Devoted Guardians of Algeria’s Power

    Regardless of the outcome of Algeria’s upcoming election, power will not escape the strong grasp of the country’s military and its security branch.

  • Sada - Analysis
    Algeria’s Role in African Security
    Benjamin Nickels April 3, 2014 عربي

    Algeria is often seen as averse to security cooperation, but it has been deeply involved in Africa’s security architecture for years.

  • Sada - Analysis
    Algeria’s Risky Exercise in Anachronism
    Isabelle Werenfels March 20, 2014 عربي

    Algeria’s political season exposes the deep divides within the country’s political class and power centers, and regardless of who wins the upcoming presidential elections, no significant reform measures can be expected.

  • Sada - Analysis
    The Decline of Islamist Parties in Algeria
    Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck February 13, 2014 عربي

    The decision by Islamist parties to boycott the upcoming Algerian presidential elections exposes the fragmented and weak state of the movement.

  • Sada - Analysis
    Algiers and Rabat, Storm or Spat
    Jacques Roussellier November 15, 2013 عربي

    The latest flare-up between Algeria and Morocco over Western Sahara is less about human rights than the two countries’ relative diplomatic power.

  • Sada - Analysis
    Stability at All Costs
    Anne Wolf April 16, 2013 عربي

    Le pouvoir is cracking down more forcefully on demands for greater freedoms and political change.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Western Sahara Conflict
    Anouar Boukhars August 22, 2013 FRIDE

    The conflict between Morocco and the Polisario has resulted in enormous human, economic, and political problems for the region.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Conflict in Mali
    Anouar Boukhars February 1, 2013 CSPAN

    The conflict in Mali has its roots in regional struggles, particularly in Algeria, against violent Islamist groups.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Islamists in the Sahel
    Anouar Boukhars January 17, 2013 WBEZ's Worldview

    The conflict in northern Mali cannot be solved by a military solution alone. Any effort to end the violence will have to utilize diplomatic and political components to address the grievances of the groups that have taken up arms.

  • Event
    Transitions and Security in North Africa: External and Internal Factors
    Laryssa Chomiak, Robert Parks, Yezid Sayigh, Frederic Wehrey January 29, 2015 WBEZ's Worldview

    Four years after efforts to topple authoritarian regimes in North Africa, the road to democratic governance is still incomplete.

  • Event
    The Crisis in Northern Mali
    H.E. Maman Sidikou, Rudolph Atallah, Anouar Boukhars, J. Peter Pham May 31, 2012 Washington, D.C.

    While much attention has been focused on the crisis provoked by the March 22 coup in Mali's capital, events in the northern part of the country may have greater regional implications.

  • Event
    De-Radicalization in Egypt, Algeria, and Libya
    Omar Ashour, Christopher Boucek April 16, 2009 Washington, D.C.

    As counterterrorism policies move away from purely military solutions, counter-radicalization and disengagement programs in North African countries like Egypt, Algeria, and Libya offer an alternative approach.

  • Event
    Beyond the Façade: Political Reform in the Arab World
    Marina Ottaway, Julia Choucair-Vizoso, Samer Shehata, Robin Wright January 29, 2008 Washington, D.C.

    Contemporary discourse on democratic transformation in the Arab world often lacks a critical assessment of the kind of progress that is taking place on the ground. Marina Ottaway and Julia Choucair-Vizoso launched their new book Beyond the Façade: Political Reform in the Arab World, a critical assessment of political reform in the Arab world based on ten case studies.

  • Event
    Incumbent Regimes and the "King's Dilemma" in the Arab World: Promise and Threat of Managed Reform
    Thomas Carothers, J. Scott Carpenter, Michele Dunne, Marina Ottaway December 18, 2007 Washington, D.C.

    Carnegie's Marina Ottaway and Michele Dunne presented the findings of their recent Carnegie Paper on December 18. J. Scott Carpenter from The Washington Institute participated in the panel as a discussant and Carnegie's Thomas Carothers moderated the event. The discussion focused on identifying the challenges facing elite-driven reform in the Arab world.

  • Event
    Algerian Experience Indicates Emergence of New Regime Type in Arab World
    Rachid Tlemçani, Dr. Myriam Catusse, Paul Salem June 20, 2007 Beirut, Lebanon

    The Carnegie Middle East Center hosted a seminar entitled “Algeria: Elections, Religious Extremism and Reform.”  The seminar featured a presentation by Dr. Rachid Tlemcani, Visiting Scholar at Carnegie’s Middle East Center, and a commentary by Dr. Myriam Catusse of the French Institute for Middle Eastern Studies in Beirut. The panel was moderated by CMEC director, Paul Salem.

  • Event
    Bridging the Divide: Can Islamists and Western Positions be Reconciled?

    The Middle East Program and the Istituto Affari Internazionali hosted a conference on Islamist movements, focusing on the divide between Western theories and Islamist thought. The discussion touched on a range of issues, including the role of religion in politics, the significance of sharia for the political/legal system, individual rights and freedoms, pluralism, the rights of minorities.

  • Event
    Algeria: Recovery from Civil War
    Rachid Tlemcani, Daniel Brumberg, Marina Ottaway March 29, 2007 Washington, D.C.

    On March 29, 2007, Rachid Tlemcani, visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, argued that since the civil war of the 1990s, violence in Algeria has decreased and the economic and political situations are stabilizing. Daniel Brumberg, professor of government at Georgetown, served as discussant and Marina Ottaway, Carnegie Endowment, moderated.

  • Event
    Managing Reform in Arab Countries
    Marina Ottaway, Amr Hamzawy, Michele Dunne October 6, 2006 Wilton Park, UK

    The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, in partnership with Wilton Park, held a conference October 6-8, 2006 on the challenges of top-down, managed reform efforts in Arab countries. Discussion focused on how reformers within or close to ruling establishments view prospects for reform inside their countries as well as the impact of pressure for change coming from outside.

  • Event
    International Seminar on Democracy and Islamic Movements
    November 12, 2005 Rome, Italy

    On November 12-13, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Italian Istituto Affari Internazionali, in partnership with the German Herbert-Quandt-Stiftung, organized a two-day workshop in Rome to discuss the policy preferences and reform strategies of non-violent Islamic movements in different Arab countries.


Carnegie Experts on Algeria

  • Joseph Bahout
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Program

    Joseph Bahout is a visiting scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program. His research focuses on political developments in Lebanon and Syria, regional spillover from the Syrian crisis, and identity politics across the region.

  • Anouar Boukhars
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Program

    Boukhars is a nonresident scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program. He is an assistant professor of international relations at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.

  • Sarah Chayes
    Senior Associate
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program
    South Asia Program

    Chayes, formerly special adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is an expert in South Asia policy, kleptocracy and anticorruption, and civil-military relations.

  • Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck
    Research Analyst
    Middle East Center

    Ghanem-Yazbeck is a research analyst at the Carnegie Middle East Center. She is a political scientist with expertise in jihadism, political violence, extremist violence, and terrorism, with a focus on Algeria.

  • Hamza Meddeb
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Meddeb is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on economic reform as well as the political economy of conflicts and border insecurity across the Middle East and North Africa.

  • Marwan Muasher
    Vice President for Studies

    Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East.

  • Paul Schulte
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program and Carnegie Europe

    Schulte is a nonresident senior associate in the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program and at Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on the future of deterrence, nuclear strategy, nuclear nonproliferation, cybersecurity, and their political implications.

  • Stephen Tankel
    Nonresident Scholar
    South Asia Program

    Tankel is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment, where his research focuses on insurgency, terrorism, and the evolution of nonstate armed groups.


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