MEA Risk Analyst Arezki Daoud speaks of Maghreb security and counter-terror strategies

On December 4, 2017, MEA Risk Analyst and North Africa Journal Editor, Arezki Daoud spoke at the Washington DC headquarters of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on Algeria and Morocco’s strategies to counter terrorism. The event saw...

Oil Exporters Facing Difficult Outlook Well into 2018, Watch for Rising Political and Social Tensions

The outlook for the oil market, from the perspective of exporters looks grim. This situation will likely exacerbate the security, social and political tensions in various exporting countries that we track, including the populous nations of Nigeria, Algeria and even...

Western Sahara tension eases, but long-term resolution unlikely

MEA Risk Brief: Fighters of the Polisario Front, who are seeking statehood in the Western Sahara, withdrew from a contest area known as Guerguerat, following a unilateral withdrawal of the Moroccan troops a few weeks ago. The removal of armed forces from this small...

Algeria Security Week in Review: Week ending April 5, 2017

For the period between 30 March and 5 April 2017, there were 63 critical incidents in Algeria, resulting in two deaths and 326 arrests. This week, criminality incidents accounted for nearly 35% of the total incident pool, followed by human and social crisis and...

Algeria report: Health of president & counter-insurgency ops dominate the week

For the period of 9 to 15 March 2017, MEA Risk’s Critical Incidents Tracker recorded 74 critical incidents in Algeria, resulting in four deaths and 438 arrests. Human and social-related incidents and criminality both accounted for 29.73% of the total pool of...

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