Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Algerian Security in the Face of Terrorism

Algerian Security in the Face of Terrorism

Dr. Djallil Lounnas' new article, entitled "The Impact of ISIS on Algeria's Security Doctrine" and published in the Middle East Policy Journal, explores the evolution of Algerian security policies in the face of terrorism. In his paper, Dr. Lounnas argues that Algerian security services' strategy to combat terrorism based on the concept of national reconciliation reached its limits in 2013-2014. This change in policy, Lounnas claims, occurred within the larger context of Al Qaeda's weakened stance in Algeria's Islamic Maghreb and in the Sahel, and of the emergence of the more radical ISIS affiliates in Algeria, Libya, and Mali. The article is available through this link