Maghreb Roundtable: What's Next for Algeria?
Algeria’s continued inability to forge a national consensus on a political and social project continues to drive institutional paralysis in the country, according to John Entelis. Yet, many Algerians are resigned to or even satisfied with the status quo in Algeria, especially when they compare their own situation with trends they see in neighboring countries including Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia, according to Robert Parks. Entelis is professor and chair of the Department of Political Science and director of the Middle East Studies Program at Fordham University. Parks directs the Center for Maghrib Studies in Oran, Algeria. The two shared their different but complementary analyses of Algerian society and politics at a Maghreb Roundtable entitled “What’s Next for Algeria” at CSIS on May 14, 2014.