Algeria Under Bouteflika: Civil Strife and National Reconciliation


Publication Date: March 2008

Publisher: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Author(s): Rachid Tlemcani

Research Area: Politics

Type: Report


Despite Algeria's recent economic growth and domestic stability, the government's refusal to address the legacy of its violent civil war threatens its long-term stability, argues a new paper from the Carnegie Endowment. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's decision to push forward his "Charter for Peace and National Reconciliation" without public input or dialogue has undermined the prospect for true reconciliation.

In Algeria Under Bouteflika: Civil Strife and National Reconciliation, Algeria expert Rachid Tlemcani examines the implementation of Bouteflika's efforts to restore stability to the country and move beyond the legacy of civil war.