Beyond Bouteflika’s fourth term candidacy

The Algerian people and their republic are about to be hijacked again. After almost two years of silence that included a stroke, two visits to Val-de-Grâce and one to Les Invalides military hospitals in France, Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced his candidature for a fourth term in the upcoming presidential elections, scheduled to take place on the 17th of April 2014. “Announced”...

The 2014 Algerian Paper of the Year Awards

anasr.org launched the first edition of the Algerian Paper of the Year Awards in January 2013, a unique independent annual event that recognises and celebrates excellence in scientific publications produced by Algerian scientists and researchers inside Algeria. As is this case with other anasr.org activities (namely, the online site with its open directory of Algerian academics, scientists and researchers, and...

Algerian science meets Algerian demagogues: space science, and the myth of the written word

Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal has become an internet sensation for all the wrong reasons. His inarticulate populist ramblings have now earned the popular title of سلاليات – Sellaliates – perhaps to capture the entertaining humorous character of almost everything that comes out of his mouth. But despite our special sense of humour, the Algerian saying goes همّ يضحك و همّ...

Interview with Faculti Media

I was interviewed by Faculti Media, an academic and professional digital platform that aims “to spread [the latest research findings] quickly and successfully, making the best possible use of digital media, in ensuring the most important research, technologies and information are accessible and available to the wider public.” In the interview, I mainly talk about the research that I have...

عن أكاديمية جزائرية للعلوم و التكنوللوجيا: آفاق وتحديات

لا شك أن العلم يعد من أهم محركات التنمية الإقتصادية والإجتماعية اليوم، لذلك كان من واجب العلماء والباحثين توعية باقي شرائح المجتمع وإطلاعها عن مدى تأثير النتائج العلمية في نشاطاتهم اليومية وكيفية الاستفادة من هذه النتائج لتنمية وترقية المجتمع، على العلماء والباحثين أيضا أن يعملوا على توجيه مجهوداتهم الفكرية والعلمية نحو دراسة ومعالجة المشاكل الوطنية والدولية التي لها صلة بالتحديات...

Let’s talk politics: a comment on the Algerian Day of Knowledge event in London

The 16th of April is a day to celebrate knowledge in Algeria. The date itself commemorates the death of Abdelhamid Ibn Badis who co-founded the Association of Muslim Algerian Ulema* (جمعية العلماء المسلمين الجزائرين), the body behind the Algerian reformist movement of the 1930s. The association brought together a vast number of Ulema to actively militate for the preservation and...

The 2013 Algerian Paper of the Year Awards

Producing scientific work that pushes the boundaries of science is an intensive process that requires rigorous planning, hard work, commitment and creativity as well as a scientific culture that supports these efforts. Recognising and celebrating contributions that advance scientific knowledge are therefore essential to nurturing and maintaining successful research environments.

طغيان الأشياء…خذ، هاك حاسوبا!

فتحت جريدة الخبر اليوم فلفت انتباهي عنوان أحد المقالات المنشورة: “إجراءات تحفيزية لمنع هجرة الأدمغة نحو الجامعات الأوروبية والأمريكية”، فقلت في نفسي: ممتاز، لن يكون هذا إلا خبرا مفرحا، سأواصل القراءة، ففعلت… وإذا بي أصل مباشرة إلى عبارة: حاسوب نقال مزود بالأنترنت لكل مسجل في الدكتوراه بداية من الدخول الجامعي… ويا للخيبة… قل لي بربك من أين يبدأ المرء في...