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Algeria Defying Expectations – Is there a Win-Win Scenario? – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader March 20, 2019 It is a difficult yet exhilarating challenge to define, let alone describe, what is going on in Algeria because, frankly, it is compelling drama, with lots of heroes, broken yet defiant leaders, and enough uncertainty to keep us up nights wondering what’s next. We do know this: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will not run for a fifth term, and instead is attempting to find an ...

US Reveals Former Classified Commitments to Morocco – Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.) & Robert M. Holley

Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.) & Robert M. Holley March 18, 2018 An incredible document detailing the United States involvement in ongoing disputes over the Western Sahara has been declassified and made public by the State Department. The document outlines several key historical moments in U.S. policy towards the Western Sahara and reveals a number of heretofore classified agreements and developments between the United States and Morocco. The document, titled Sahara ...

Maghreb News Focus on Tunisia and Algeria – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader March 12, 2019 Tunisia struggles to have better economic outcomes in 2019, gains support from the international community. Across the board, most indicators are favorable for 2019 according to information compiled in a recent Oxford Business Group report. Although the Tunisia dinar fell some 22% against the dollar this past year, Tunisia’s 2018 exports rose 19% to $13.4 billion while imports rose some 20% to $19.6 billion, ...

Western Sahara: Is Algeria’s Perceived Weakness its Strength? – Robert M. Holley

Robert M. Holley February 27, 2019 The city streets in Algeria are once again full of protesters. It is not the cost of living or the lack of employment opportunities for youth that has the crowds singing anthems and carrying signs.  It is the idea of a fifth term as president for an enfeebled and seriously diminished Abdelaziz Bouteflika that has the demonstrators demanding change. Since his medical emergency in ...

Western Sahara Referendum: A Question for the Polisario – Robert M. Holley

Robert M. Holley February 13, 2019 Despite a renewed emphasis in the Security Council on the need for the Parties to be “realistic” and willing to “compromise” in order to achieve a “mutually acceptable political solution” to the problem in Western Sahara, the Polisario has remained stubbornly intractable on its core position. In the 20 years I have been following this problem on a daily basis, I have yet to ...
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