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Privacy and Surveillance, Freedom and Censorship in the Digital Age

Governments in the NESA region have been grappling with the privacy-security dilemma and technology for many years. This quandary is becoming especially critical now as governments deal with the multiple public health and socioeconomic challenges of COVID-19. It heightens concerns about the national security implications of the use of emerging technologies such as facial recognition Read More >

The post-Covid-19 Sino-American Duopoly

en français Arslan Chikhaoui, NESA Alumnus and Executive Chairman of the Consultancy and Studies Center  The Covid-19 crisis may well bring about an era of deep change in international alliances, although these shifts will take some time. China has tried to seize the momentum since largely recovering from the epidemic, with the twofold aim of Read More >

Algeria: Preparing for the Post-Pandemic Era

Arslan Chikhaoui, NESA Alumnus and Executive Chairman of the Consultancy and Studies Center  New Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, elected on 12 December 2019 after taking 58% of the votes cast, rolled out a roadmap to address three major concomitant challenges: political stability, security, and the revitalization of the economy. It is a real race against Read More >

COVID-19 in Algeria: Responses and Future Outlook

en français Younes Bahri, Algeria, NESA Alumnus While Algeria has gradually regained stability after a year of political, social, and economic turmoil, the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country at an inopportune time that disrupted this process of stabilization.  The pandemic has been a true test for the new President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and the newly established Read More >

Corona in Lebanon and Algeria: A Worrying Future

بالعربية Pусский Zine Labidine Ghebouli, NESA Alumnus, Algerian activist, blogger, and student at AUB As the entire world is facing the corona pandemic and preparing itself for the socioeconomic and political repercussions, Algeria and Lebanon are also struggling to find their way back to stability. Both countries have been witnessing popular protests over the past Read More >

Algeria and the Corona Pandemic: Yet Another Challenge

بالعربية Pусский Zine Labidine Ghebouli, NESA Alumnus, Algerian activist, blogger, and student at AUB On February 22nd, 2019, millions of Algerians went to the streets to protest former president, Abdelaziz Botueflika’s, bid for a fifth term. For over a year, Algerians have expressed determined and rightful demands for political change. While protests have forced Bouteflika Read More >

Algeria: Between Democracy and Jihad – Professor Hussein Solomon

Algeria’s 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has certainly lived a charmed life. He has been in politics since the dawn of his country’s independence and has suffered setbacks from which he has recovered. Serving as Algeria’s president for 20 years, he watched whilst the Arab Spring unfolded in the region. Read more: https://bit.ly/2HyjVV0

How Khedija Arfaoui’s Tragedy Strengthened her Peace Activism in Tunisia

On New Year’s Eve 2017, a suicide bombing in Istanbul left 40 dead. Among those who lost their loved ones is longtime Tunisian peace activist, academic, and NESA Alumnus Khedija Arfaoui. Although Arfaoui is still in disbelief that she will no longer see her son and daughter-in-law, she continues to raise her voice in the Read More >

The African Union and Counter-Terrorism

Africa has witnessed a tremendous increase in terrorist incidents. According to the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, there has been more than a 1000 percent increase in terrorism since 2006. Moreover, an alarming twenty-two African countries has been targeted by terrorism. This, in turn, raises the question of what the African Union (AU) has done to curb Read More >

U.S. National Security Strategy 2018- English, French, Russian, Dari

President Donald Trump released his administrations U.S. National Security Strategy. See his vision here. The four main pillars of his new strategy include: Protecting the U.S. from threats. Promoting American prosperity. Preserving “peace through strength.” Advancing American influence. Take a look at his vision and further explanation of the pillars here in: English (web-link); English Read More >

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