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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.
Although Maghreb states have tended to pursue border security unilaterally, increased transnational coordination at the local level offers a more sustainable approach.
The Maghreb continues to see a rise in discontent and militancy due to governmental indifference towards marginalized border regions.
State control of Algeria’s religious sphere is robust, yet it has recently been challenged by the upsurge in violent ideologies in the Maghreb region and beyond.
Females are making inroads into the Algerian military, but they are still hitting a glass ceiling in the types of roles that they play.
While countries in the Maghreb and the Gulf are increasing their security cooperation, they lack a long-term strategic understanding.
Given rising defense spending across Africa and concerns about Islamist extremism in some countries, Russia sees the continent as an area of opportunity for growth.
President Emmanuel Macron’s recent visit to Algeria was about future relations, but will the past allow that?