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40 Years Later: The Role of Algerian Diplomacy During the Iran Hostage Crisis

by Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui Executive Chairman, Nord-Sud Ventures Consultancy Center and NESA Alumnus 25 January 2021 – On January 20, 1981, an “Air Algérie” Aircraft landed on the tarmac at Algiers international airport, coming from Tehran, with 52 American diplomats on board, who had just been freed after 444 days of being held hostage at Read More >

Algeria at the Center Of Regional Transformations: Prospects for Redeployment

en français Younes Bahri, Algeria. NESA Alumnus; Consultant. Power is often defined as the sum of the assets that enable a state to achieve its goals, even when they clash with the goals and the wills of other international actors. An overview of a tense and complicated decade Whilst the wave of uprisings improperly called Read More >

Algeria, CBRN terrorism and WMD non-proliferation

by Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui Executive Chairman, Nord-Sud Ventures Consultancy Center and NESA Alumnus 7 December 2020 – Five days ago, the Algerian Government considered the creation of a National Committee to assess the risks of three malicious threats: the financing of both Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) proliferation and terrorism, and of money laundering. This Read More >

Algeria in Transition

23 November 2020 – The eighth edition of the NESA Alumni Virtual Interview Series features a very open and candid discussion with Mr. Zine Labidine Ghebouli on the state of the Hirak in Algeria in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and the recent November 2020 constitutional referendum. Mr. Ghebouli also discusses the future prospects for Read More >

The Challenges of the Mediterranean

  by Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui Executive Chairman, Nord-Sud Ventures Consultancy Center and NESA Alumnus 18 November 2020 – Twenty-five years after the Barcelona Process, the Mediterranean region remains the theater of low intensity conflicts, with all their malicious corollaries, and politico-diplomatic maneuvers. Indeed, ever since Themistocles and the legendary naval battle of Salamis we know Read More >

Outside Players and Partners in Algeria – Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui

The sixth iteration of the NESA Alumni Virtual Interview Series features a discussion with Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui, Executive Chairman of the Algiers-based Nord-Sud Ventures Consultancy Center.  The conversation focuses on outside players and partners in Algeria within the context of so-called “great power competition”.  Dr. Arslan discusses the historic and current relations with the EU Read More >

Building Trust – Generational, and with the State in the Time of Covid-19

On 04 September, Professor Anne Moisan hosted the seventh edition of the NESA-AFRICOM roundtable webinar series,“Building Trust – Generational and with the State in the Time of Covid-19.”  Recent polls have demonstrated that mass popular trust in institutions is at its lowest with only 20% expressing confidence in the system that governs them, 73% looking Read More >

Sécurité des frontières algériennes : Contrecarrer la logique des 2T

Arslan Chikhaoui ancien élève NESA. Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui est Président Exécutif du Centre de Consultance et d’Études ‘NSV’. Il est membre, du Conseil Consultatif d’Experts du Forum Economique Mondial (WEF-Davos), du Conseil Consultatif du Forum Défense et Sécurité (DSF-Londres), et du Forum Civil des Nations Unies (UNSCR 1540), Il est Alumni du Centre NESA pour Read More >

NESA-AFRICOM Roundtable: “The Use of Disinformation”

On 30 July, NESA Professor Anne Moisan held the fifth edition of the NESA-AFRICOM roundtable webinar series with a select group of alumni and an AFRICOM representative.  The session was themed around “The Use of Disinformation” within a North African regional context. With the growth of social media, disinformation has become an increasingly potent political Read More >

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