Lounnas Publishes on the Hirak Movement and the Reaction of Jihadi Groups in Algeria

08.17.2020

Dr. Djallil Lounnas, Assistant Professor of International Studies at AUI, recently publishein the journal Securité Globale a paper titled: "La mouvance Djihadiste et le Hirak en Algérie." The paper is based on field work and interviews conducted in Algeria in June 2019 and looks at the Hirak in Algeria and how the Jihad organizations linked to both Daech and Al Qaeda reacted to this popular movement. While many back then believed that this Hirak could lead to an upsurge in terrorist attacks in Algeria, the paper argues that the Jihadi organizations, already very weak,  did not benefit from any "security vacuum" nor from any popular support and thus continued their decline. 

 

The full paper is available here:  

https://www.cairn.info/revue-securite-globale-2020-2-page-25.htm