Algeria and Morocco: Neighbors With Issues

August 05, 2021

Not All Quiet on the Western Sahara Front

November 24, 2020

On October 21, groups of Polisario Front’s supporters blocked the highway at Guergarat, in the extreme southwest of the Western Sahara. This is in the buffer zone between territory controlled by Morocco and the land claimed by the Polisario — the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia...

Will COVID-19 Change Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia?

April 27, 2020

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 spread to North Africa more than two months ago. Since then, there has been speculation among observers that the effects on society, the economy and political life may be changed in both the short term with people’s habits and the long term as...

Algeria’s Perspective on the Libyan Conflict

March 14, 2020

Efforts to de-escalate the Libyan conflict at the Berlin Conference, held in January, have so far proven futile. One country with high stakes in Libya’s future that opposes foreign meddling in the war-torn nation is Algeria.

Writing the Next Chapters of Morocco and Algeria

December 18, 2019

A recent article on the BBC using data from the Arab Barometer survey asked the question, “Could Morocco see the next uprising after Sudan and Algeria?” While it was selective in its choice of data points, for example, attitudes toward religion, the point of the article, which echoes...

Iran’s Destabilizing Agenda in North Africa

September 18, 2019

The Islamic Republic of Iran’s foreign policy is largely based on its revolutionary anti-Western rhetoric and hostility toward the US and some of Washington’s close allies in the Middle East. Since 1979, Tehran has relied on local proxies in the region, such as Lebanese Hezbollah, as well as a...

An Uncertain Future for Algeria, But It’s Not Alone

April 03, 2019

Protesters in Algeria have achieved what appeared to be their principal goal, but there’s definitely more to come. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. Describing the situation in Algeria, where President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has now resigned after he initially promised to leave by the...

History Is Having a Fit over National Leadership across the Globe

March 28, 2019

Are there any nations today — with the possible exception of China — not struggling with what must be called a fitness problem they have no answer for? As the situation in Algeria continues to evolve and accelerate, Al Jazeera reports that “Algeria's army chief Ahmed Gaid Salah has called...

Algeria’s Horizontal Assault on the Political Status Quo

March 22, 2019

Algeria may provide the clues to a new era in the history of democracy for the entire globe. When the media questioned a young militant in Bejaia, Algeria, about how the movement represented by the protests that have shaken the regime to the core should be structured, Yanis Adjlia replied:...

Bouteflika Concedes Round 1, But Cancels the Fight

March 13, 2019

What do Theresa May and Abdelaziz Bouteflika have in common? Knowing the end is near, they’re playing to run out the clock.  The people of Algeria, whose massive demonstrations convincingly brought together a wide diversity of age groups and socio-professional profiles, have now won a victory...

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