The Algerian hostage crisis was not only both a human and political fiasco, but its regional implications are still evolving.
Western intervention--ostensibly on humanitarian grounds--is largely responsible for the Malian crisis in the first place.
The Algerian hostage crisis was both a human and political fiasco and its regional implications are still evolving.
Bendjedid was considered by some to be Algeria's Ronald Reagan -- a man whose main skill consisted of acting out others' scripts.
The May 10 elections are not a sign that the Arab Spring is coming to Algeria.
In response to popular pressures, the Algerian regime is making gestures toward reform. But the real problem is the regime itself.
It's raining bullets in Libya, with cold hearts prevailing in Oman.
The U.S.-Algeria relationship, a marriage of convenience, was cemented after 9-11 by a what may have been a staged terrorist attack on the part of Algeria.
Gaddafi's survival is due, in part, to Algeria's military and diplomatic backing.
The Algerian regime is trying to prevent the winds of change from blowing in from Egypt and Tunisia. How long can it hold out?