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Abdelkader Cheref


Dr. Abdelkader Cheref is an Algerian academic and a freelance journalist based in the US.

The movement mobilised millions and inspired hope for political change, writes Abdelkader Cheref. Facing severe state repression, what's left of Hirak's spirit?

13 March, 2024

With Israel’s recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty of Western Sahara amidst normalisation deal & ongoing tensions between North African leaders, the future of Maghreb unity as a solution to regional issues feels far off, argues Abdelkader Cheref.

03 August, 2023

This 5th of July marks 61 years since Algeria won its independence from French colonial rule. The victory must be marked as that of the people’s amidst all attempts by the regime to co-opt the revolutionary history, argues Abdelkader Cheref.

05 July, 2023

While the Tunisian president has thus far refused to serve as Europe's "border guard", the economic and political crisis he created may push him to agree to crack down on migration in exchange for a bailout, writes Abdelkader Cheref.

30 June, 2023

Recent official visits across Africa by US’ First Lady Jill Biden & VP Kamala Harris point to the administration’s desire to re-strengthen relations with the continent in light of China and Russia’s growing influence, argues Abdelkader Cheref.

23 June, 2023

Since Sisi has been in power, Egypt’s growing human rights abuses have been justified as fighting terrorism. Allowing him to co-chair the Global Counterterrorism Forum with the EU will only give him continued free reign, argues Abdelkader Cheref.

09 June, 2023

To achieve justice for the human rights abuses committed against migrants and refugees in Libya, we must address the root cause of the country's incessant political instability: the failed NATO intervention, writes Abdelkader Cheref.

19 April, 2023

The China-brokered deal between Riyadh and Tehran is not only a signal of Beijing's growing diplomatic role in the region and the decline of US influence, but also a game changer for global geopolitical dynamics, writes Abdelkader Cheref.

28 March, 2023

As Tunisian president Kais Saied continues in the repressive footsteps of his predecessor, reversing the gains of the 2011 revolution, Abdelkader Cheref argues that this is also beneficial to the neighbouring Algerian regime.

01 March, 2023

From the dissolution of the Algerian League for the Defence of Human Rights (LADDH), to the targeting of dissenting voices and journalists, Tebboune’s regime is undermining the rights and liberties of Algerians everywhere, writes Abdelkader Cheref.

16 February, 2023