Algeria and Morocco: The Conflict on Europe’s Doorstep

November 02, 2021

For decades, the relationship between Morocco and Algeria has been characterized by tension, indirect attacks and the support of proxies. The Algerians back the Polisario Front, an armed group that fought Morocco for control of Western Sahara from 1975 to 1991. Morocco is in charge of most of the...

Algeria to France: No Thanks for the Memories 

October 06, 2021

In a discussion concerning a new law that restricts the attribution of French visas to North Africans, French President Emmanuel Macron accused Algeria’s leadership of the crime of using the history of French oppression during the colonial period as an excuse for fomenting what he deems an...

Algeria and Morocco: Neighbors With Issues

August 05, 2021

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...

Morocco Is Not the Next Algeria or Sudan

July 19, 2019

In an article published last month with the title, “Could Morocco see the next uprising, after Sudan and Algeria?” the BBC demonstrated a misunderstanding of Moroccan society by conflating civil unrest and public dissatisfaction over the kingdom’s leadership with the overall stability of the...

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:...

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