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Radical Islam in Mediterranean North Africa - Can Democracy Flourish...?

  • June 11, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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Santa Fe Council on Foreign Relations
invite World Affairs Councils of America affiliated Councils
to participate in an important discussion about the future of democracy in North Africa


Ambassador Mary Ann Casey (ret)

Radical Islam in Mediterranean North Africa:
Can Democracy Flourish in
Tunisia and Algeria?

Thursday, June 11, 2020
9:00-10:30 AM - Pacific Time
Cost: $10
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The Arab Spring ignited with the self-immolation of a frustrated young
Tunisian, then burned eastward across North Africa and on into the
Middle East. Tunisia turned toward democracy, and Egypt erupted in
turmoil, while Morocco and Algeria escaped that wave of change until
eight years later when mass protests in 2019 forced long-time Algerian
president Bouteflika to step down and transfer power via the ballot box to
a hand-picked successor whose legitimacy a number of Algerians
question.  lgeria suffered a bloody war of independence, and later
endured years of murderous conflict between its security forces and
local Islamic radicals. At the same time, neighboring Tunisia has
largely avoided strife. What factors explain the differing outcomes
and where are these countries headed? 

Ambassador Mary Ann Casey served as the American ambassador
to Algeria (1991-1994) and Tunisia (1994-1997). She was Deputy
Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research at the Department of
State. She was a Hoover Institution National Fellow, and an Ambassador
in Residence at the University of Colorado her Alma Mater, where she
helped to establish the Smith Hall International program and chaired
the International Affairs Committee of the University’s annual
Conference on World Affairs.

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