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Brahim Rouabah


De-dramatizing Algerian Politics

[Image of a map of Algeria. Image from Wikimedia Commons]

Three weeks ago, Algeria’s long term Military Intelligence Agency (DRS) Chief, known as, “The God of Algeria,” was removed from his position. Coverage in the Western press has been emblematic of broader media trends. When it comes to reporting on Algeria, analysis is often superficial or framed by dominant narratives. These narratives, while originating from Algerian elites, find resonance with Western stereotypes of Arab politics as defined by a Manichean struggle between ...

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Brahim Rouabah


Brahim Rouabah is a Tunis-based Algerian writer and researcher, a co-founder and former president of the UK-based Algeria Solidarity Campaign (ASC). Rouabah holds an MSC in International Relations Theory from the London School of Economics, with a focus on Algerian politics.