Laurence Aida Ammour
Laurence Aïda Ammour is an Algerian sociologist and political analyst in International Security and Defence Affairs. She is currently a Research Associate at Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB),Spain, and at GéopoliSudconsultance, and works on issues concerning the Maghreb and Sahara-Sahel areas.
Sahelian states facing instability might be better served by opening dialogue with jihadist groups than arming their populations.
In recent years, Algeria’s influence has progressively deteriorated. The Mali crisis might be the first real test for Algeria’s new-look regional diplomacy.