North Africa

The Middle East Program leads CSIS's analysis of security, political, and socio-economic trends in the North African Maghreb, defined here as Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya.

Photo: HOCINE ZAOURAR/AFP via Getty Images

Photo: HOCINE ZAOURAR/AFP via Getty Images

Fishing for Food Security

In Tindouf, the sun beats down on sandy expanses that are home to little more than a network of refugee camps. But in August 2021, a group of Sahrawi refugees were bustling inside a white-walled building studded with rectangular pools filled with tons of tilapia—literally.

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Jon Alterman
Senior Vice President, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and Director, Middle East Program
Seth G. Jones
Senior Vice President; Harold Brown Chair; and Director, International Security Program
Will Todman
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Middle East Program