The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria

University of 20 August 1955 - Skikda

Faculty of Law and Political Science

Department of Political Science

Under the honorary chairmanship

For Prof. Dr. Salim Haddad

President of the University of 20 August 1955 - Skikda

And the chairmanship of Dr.: Noureddine Boualessal

The Fifth International Forum:

Algeria in a Changing World: Requirements for international standing and stakes

And on: 05 and 06 November 2019

The Problem of the Forum:

Since its independence in 1962, Algeria has recognized its right to self-determination, the inviolability of borders, non-interference in the internal affairs of States and sovereign equality, thus becoming a powerful voice for revolutionaries and a leading champion of the rights of the developing world, rejecting the logic of the cold war. In which the rights of disadvantaged peoples are protected.

But as Algeria entered the period of "national tragedy", many countries greatly reduced their relations with it. The situation was similar to an undeclared blockade of Algeria by European and non-European countries.

Since 1999, Algerian diplomacy has sought to restore Algeria's international reputation, with Algeria currently maintaining diplomatic relations with more than 100 countries and more than 90 countries with diplomatic representation in Algeria.

Algeria has taken the lead in working on issues relating to the African continent. It adopted a regional counter-terrorism approach with Mali, Niger and Mauritania in an effort to increase security cooperation and address the root causes of instability in the region. It also launched a broad campaign to strengthen the international legal regime against ransom for terrorist abductions, including advocacy for a United Nations-sponsored resolution condemning such payments . Having been on the brink of collapse during the 1990s, Algeria now plays a role in the international arena that may be in line with its recognized status. As a pivotal country in the region.

Three important international economic and political developments since the beginning of the third millennium have promoted the international situation of Algeria, the first of which was the attacks of 11 September 2001 and the subsequent "global war on terror". The second is the European interest in including Algeria in the frameworks of Euro-Mediterranean cooperation and partnership (such as the Barcelona Process and the European Neighborhood Policy) and, finally, the increasing demand for Algerian oil and gas and investment opportunities.

These factors have contributed to the changing geopolitical and economic context in favor of Algeria, reflecting the growing status of Algeria in the regional and international arenas. However, Algeria faces enormous challenges to consolidate and expand its prestige. These include the difficulty of maintaining a policy of non-intervention that could marginalize Algeria and exclude it from international deliberations on how best to manage the many instability on its borders and in the region as a whole.

Topics of the Forum:

The first axis: Frameworks of conceptual and theoretical analysis of the international status.

Axis II: factors of the international status of Algeria: the question of employment?

Axis III: The regional and international presence of Algeria: areas, tools and borders.

Axis IV Future bets for the status of Algeria in a changing world.