On 28 January 2020, the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) organised an expert briefing on Algeria with the participation of two international scholars to discuss recent developments in the country, the impact on neighbouring states and relevance for Italian foreign policy towards Algeria and the broader North African region. The briefing is part of an ongoing cooperation between IAI and the Policy Planning Unit (UAP) of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI). Entitled “Algeria: Between Popular Protests, Political Uncertainty and Regional Turmoil”, the two-hour briefing was held under the Chatham House Rule. Participants included IAI researchers and Italian officials, allowing for a stimulating exchange of views on recent developments in Algeria in a restricted format, assessing potential implications for the future. Experts discussed the development of the Hirak protest movement, ongoing socio-economic and political challenges facing the Algerian authorities, the impact of the conflicts in Libya and the Sahel region and future challenges facing the country.
Summary report of the expert briefing organised in Rome on 28 January 2020 by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) as part of an ongoing cooperation between IAI and the Policy Planning Unit (UAP) of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI).