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Old 12-09-2015   #41
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Default Deciphering Algeria: the stirrings of reform?

A rare report on Algeria in English, by Andrew Lebovich and a key point:
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It challenges the widely held perception of Algeria as stable but stagnant, pointing out that the country has gradually begun to open up.
Link:http://www.ecfr.eu/publications/summ..._of_reform5047

One must wonder if all the calculations remain valid as the price of oil drops.
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Old 01-22-2016   #42
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A good, broad brush article on Algeria, entitled:
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A Dangerous Combinatio; In Algeria, a restive population and a failing strongman.
Link:http://www.weeklystandard.com/a-dang...rticle/2000700
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Default Algeria’s transition to uncertainty

A political-economic overview of Algeria, with some social aspects too and the sub-title:
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Algeria is facing succession scrambles and economic crisis. Why are the country’s leaders handing the country over to the IMF rather than use its political and economic talent?
Link:https://www.opendemocracy.net/arab-a...to-uncertainty
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Default Jihadist "crimes that surpass all understanding": a letter from 1995 Algeria

It is rare to find an Algerian writing about what happened in Algeria IMHO. This 1995 letter addressed to the jihadists resonates today. The introduction:
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In this letter written during Algeria’s “dark decade” of fundamentalist violence - sadly relevant today - Mahfoud Bennoune argued that movements purveying “Islamic states” through terror are ultimately “doomed to failure.”

(At the end and we wish)Your movement, which has mistaken the era, the people and the target, is the negation of reason and democracy, of common sense and of Islamic, humanist and universal values. This is the reason why it can never be the bearer of peace, progress, prosperity, culture, civilization or of understanding and cooperation between peoples. Your movement is doomed to failure.
Link:https://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/mahfoud-bennoune/jihadist-crimes-that-surpass-all-understanding-letter-from-1995-algeria?
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Default Nothing but doom

A rather pessimistic commentary on Algeria's future after the long and still awaited death of its strongman ruler:http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/12/h...estroy-the-eu/
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A rather pessimistic commentary on Algeria's future after the long and still awaited death of its strongman ruler:http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/12/h...estroy-the-eu/
So no efforts on a succession plan? The Algerian security establishment is unable to survive his death as Egypt's did Mubarak's fall?
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Default Will the Next Arab Revolt Be in Algeria?

From the think tank FDD a short update; sub-titled:
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Religion, economics, and demographics are potentially explosive mix
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Dire warnings have been issued about a pending implosion in Algeria and a flood of migrants to Europe. At least one prominent Algerian expert views this prediction as off the mark. Nonetheless, the dangerous mix of radical Islamism, economic instability, and growing youth unrest could be the recipe for a new Arab revolt in North Africa.
Link:https://medium.com/@FDD/will-the-nex...7b4#.ko816okax
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There are several posts here on the AQIM attack on Amenas gas plant, but others are in other threads - notably on Mali - so search for Amenas and ye shall learn.
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