Algeria is trying to implement a series of political and economic reforms aimed at improving a difficult socio-economic situation and smooth the path towards the legislative elections of June 12. However, the Covid-19 pandemic and its economic consequences, combined with both resuming popular manifestations guided by the Hirak movement and an increasingly volatile regional scenario, may soon bring forth yet another litmus test for the government and the country as a whole. What challenges lie ahead for Algeria? What are the implications for the country’s and the region’s stability?
Haizam Amirah-Fernández, Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute, Spain
Amel Boubekeur, Co-Director, Institute for Social Science Research on Algeria, ISSRA
Dalia Ghanem, Resident Scholar, Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, Lebanon
Yahia Zoubir, Professor of International Relations and International Management, and Director of Research in Geopolitics, KEDGE Business School
Ahmed Rouaba, Journalist, BBC