1 June 2012, Brussels. This briefing tried to capture Algeria’s core role in the various regional and transnational dynamics of North and West Africa. It also explored the possible influence of Algeria on the stabilization of the region. The issues specifically analyzed in this briefing were: the recent internal political development in Algeria vis-à-vis the Arab spring, the role of Algeria in current vacuum in northern Mali, and the Tuareg and AQIM problems.
Chair: Mr. Hans Hoebeke, Director of the Africa Program at Egmont Institute
Professor Mohammed Benhammou, President of the Moroccan Center for Strategic Studies, International expert on security and terrorism;
Mr. Abdelkader Abderrahmane, North Africa Senior Researcher, Conflict Resolution and Risk Analysis Program (CPRA), Institute for Security Studies (ISS) Addis;
Ms. Annette Lohmann, Mali Resident Representative, Friederich Ebert Stiftung (FES);
Mr. Charles Grémont, Doctor in History, Associated Researcher at the Centre d’études des mondes africains (CEMAf).