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Middle East/North Africa Power Brokers

The king of MENA e-commerce: Ronaldo Mouchawar

In 2005, Ronaldo Mouchawar efforts spawned Souq.com, which has become the largest e-commerce site in the Arab world and entrepreneurial inspiration.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

As Algeria’s Bouteflika withers, so does the country’s outlook

Algeria’s ailing Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been a source of concern for years. Who will succeed him and what could be in store for Algeria’s future?

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Dangerous liaisons: Algeria and Iran’s unlikely partnership

Algeria and Iran have forged an unlikely partnership, which has proven to be a source of consternation among some of the Arab world’s heavy hitters.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Morocco’s war on terror and the threat of ISIS

With much of the world´s attention focused on Western Europe and the threat of ISIS, North African states such as Morocco are also facing a difficult internal battle against groups

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Bouteflika tightens grip on Algeria

Following last September´s removal of General Mohamed Mediène as head of Algeria´s military intelligence service, President Bouteflika has undertaken measures to exert even greater control over the country´s intelligence and

Middle East/North Africa Security

An awkward alliance: US-Algeria security cooperation

US-Algerian relations have markedly improved in the last ten years, but when it comes to the question of security and intelligence-sharing, many challenges remain. In late August, US Secretary of

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Algeria feels squeezed by falling energy prices

With an economy heavily dependent on oil, Algeria has launched a series of measures to secure falling revenues. Within OPEC, Algeria, perhaps more than other of its oil-producing members, is

Middle East/North Africa Security

Algeria’s Changes at the Top Cause Uncertainty

In late July Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika called for the dismissal of three senior security officials. Without a formal announcement, many are now questioning the reasons behind the decision. On

Middle East/North Africa Security

Violent sectarianism on the rise in Algeria

Recently, the southern Algerian province of Ghardaia was the scene of intense clashes between Arab and Berber communities. Many Algerians are now demanding that the government do more to address