Profile picture for user Belkacem Iratni
Belkacem Iratni
Prof. Dr. University of Algiers 3

Prof. Dr. Belkacem Iratni graduated from the Institute of Political Science at the University of Algiers in 1977 and received his MA and PhD in Political Science from the University of Warwick (UK). He is currently a Professor at the Faculty of Politics and International Relations at the University of Algiers. He served as Dean of this Faculty from 2012 to 2017. He has also been teaching at the Institute of Diplomatic Studies and International Relations of the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs since January 2023. Prof. Iratni served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Algerian Stock Exchange from 1999 to 2003. From April to August 2010, he was a member of a team of experts for the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union. He also worked as an independent consultant for the BBC Arab Service in 1999. He was a recipient of the US Fulbright Research Program, University of Texas at Austin, 2005-2006; Mediterranean Dialogue Research Fellowship; NATO Defense College, Rome, June-October, 2007; American Institute for Maghreb Studies, CEMAT, Tunisia, January 2007. He is the author of a book on Strategic Interests of the Maghreb States and numerous articles in English on Algeria’s domestic and foreign policies and security issues in the Sahel-Saharan region.

Email: ORCID: 0009-0007-4747-8836