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A discussion withMohsin KhanSenior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Nonresident Scholar, Middle East Program
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Please join the Atlantic Council for a discussion about Algeria’s economy and politics and the country’s prospects for the future. Last month, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won reelection for a fourth term by over 80 percent by official counts, in a vote criticized by opposition parties. In a new issue brief, “No Arab Spring for Algeria
,” Atlantic Council Senior Fellows Mohsin Khan and Karim Mezran analyze economic data, political characteristics, and historical considerations, as they explain how and why the Algerian state has maintained its grip on power and weathered the storm of popular uprisings sweeping the region. Several indicators suggest, however, that the North African country may be unable to resist political and economic change. Khan and Mezran advance policy recommendations for the Algerian government to open up the political system and undertake economic reforms to address structural challenges to the country’s growth and prosperity.
Atlantic Council Senior Fellows Mohsin Khan and Karim Mezran specialize on the economics of the Arab transitions and North Africa, respectively. Anouar Boukhars is an expert in Arab democratization and US policy in the Middle East, with a special focus on North Africa.