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Wed, Sep 22, 2021

Mourned by some, cursed by others, former President Bouteflika left Algeria ill-prepared for the future

Abdelaziz Bouteflika's death is unlikely to substantially shift the country's trajectory, in large part because of just how rigid a system he and his generation of independence heroes already imposed upon Algeria during their lifetimes.

MENASource by Andrew G. Farrand

Middle East North Africa

Tue, Jul 27, 2021

Experts react: What’s next after Tunisian president’s parliamentary freeze?

On July 25, President Kais Saied invoked Article 80 of Tunisia’s constitution to sack Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and dissolve parliament. Atlantic Council experts react to the events, assess the impact on the fledgling democracy, and offer their thoughts on how the international community may respond.

MENASource by Atlantic Council

Middle East North Africa

Andrew G. Farrand is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs, focusing on Algeria. In his career, Andrew has worked in economic and political analysis, international development, and the creative arts. He lived in Algeria from 2013 to 2020 managing youth development programs across the country and serving as host of Andi Hulm (“I Have A Dream”), Algeria’s first entrepreneurship reality television program. He is author of The Algerian Dream (2021), a first-person analysis of the origins and implications of Algeria’s 2019 Hirak revolution, and translator of Inside the Battle of Algiers (2017) by Algerian independence heroine Zohra Drif. He holds a B.S. in Africa & Middle East Regional Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and is completing a Masters at the University of Paris 1 Panthéone-Sorbonne’s School of Management. He speaks proficient French and Maghrebi Arabic and basic German