Ten years after the Arab Spring, the socioeconomic and governance grievances that fueled the 2010-2011 uprisings are still prevalent across North Africa, and many have worsened in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite North African activists and officials pushing for reform, the region has received little U.S. support.
Now, the new Biden administration has an opportunity to prioritize North Africa. The United States can ensure long-term stability by working with European and multilateral partners to counter Russian and Chinese influence and support the people’s demands for greater voice and accountability in the region. In “A New Strategy for U.S. Engagement in North Africa: A Report of the North Africa Working Group,” Carnegie and USIP experts provide analysis and policy recommendations on North Africa for the new Biden administration.
Join us for a keynote with Daniel Rubinstein on the U.S. approach towards North Africa, followed by a discussion with Youssef Cherif, Karim El Aynaoui, and Nancy Okail assessing the challenges and opportunities for U.S. engagement in North Africa under the Biden administration.