Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Djallil Lounnas

Djallil Lounnas

  • Assistant Professor
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Status: Full-time
  • Office number : 6
  • Building : 10
  • Office phone : (+212)-535-862-441
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  • Website :

  • Dr. Djallil Lounnas completed his PhD in Political Science in 2010 from Université de Montreal in Canada. His PhD dissertation dealt with the Iranian nuclear crisis. More specifically, he analyzed how the United States dealt with the European Union, Russia and China to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. From January 2011 to August 2012, Dr. Lounnas was an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the School of Governance and Economics of Rabat and then joined, in January 2013, Al Akhawayn University. His research is mainly focused on Al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and how this originally Algerian organization has become within a few years the strongest Al Qaeda affiliate.
  • Degree : Ph.D. (2010) in Political Science - University of Montreal, Canada
  • Research areas and expertise : Al Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, Radical Islam Algerian politics, Iranian nuclear crisis.

Bibliography: « Al-Qaida au Maghreb Islamique et la crise malienne » [Al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb and the Crisis in Mali], Sécurité Globale July 2012 « Book review : Radicalism and Political Reform in the Islamic and Western World by Kai Hafez”, French Political Science Review, January 2012 « China and The Iranian Nuclear Crisis : Between Ambiguities and Interests », European Journal of East Asian Studies, volume 10, no. 2, December 2011 « AQMI : filière d’Al Qaida ou une organisation algérienne ? », [AQIM : Chain of Al- Qaeda or an Algerian Organization], Maghreb-Mashreq Journal, Fall 2011 « L’islamisme au Maghreb et le Printemps arabe », [Islamism in North Africa and the Arab Spring], Foro Internacional Journal , Volume L II, 2 September 2011 « Al-Qaida au Maghreb Islamique : résilience et changements » [Al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb : resilience and change], in Pierre Pahlavi, Eds. “Military Wargaming for Irregular Warfare ?”, for Research and Development Canada Defence, April 2011 « L’extension du programme de partenariat mondial aux anciens pays proliférateurs », dans Stéfanie Von Hlatky ( dir.), « Le Partenariat Mondial du G8 : pistes de réflexion pour un programme en expansion ». [The Extension of the Global Partnership Program for Former Proliferators], in Stefanie Von Hlatky, Eds, “The G8 Global Partnership : Exploring an expanding program”. Report to Ottawa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade May 2010 « Les martyrs d’Allah : la logique des attentats suicides », [ Allah’s Martyrs : The Logic of Suicide Bombings.], REGIS Chronicles, (Research Group in International Security) - volume 3, no.4, University of Montreal, May 2008 « La guerre civile algérienne et la communauté internationale, 1989-1999 » [ 1989-1999: The Algerian Civil War and the International Community.], MERIA (Middle East Review of International Affairs), vol.3, no. 1. March 2008