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Has the World Been Ignoring an Almost Decade-Long ‘African Spring’?
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Has the World Been Ignoring an Almost Decade-Long ‘African Spring’?
August 28, 2021

The announcement that Algerian President Bouteflika won’t run for re-election but will instead postpone the upcoming vote until the conclusion of his recently decreed comprehensive constitutional reform process represented the eighth non-electoral regime change in Africa in as many years, making one wonder whether the world has been ignoring an almost decade-long “African Spring” or if something else entirely is going on across the continent.

The Conflict Over Western Sahara
May 25, 2021

Western Sahara, formerly a Spanish colony, was occupied by Morocco in 1975 and is listed by the United Nations as a non-decolonized territory. In 2020, the United States recognized Morocco’s claims over Western Sahara as a result of Morocco agreeing to normalize relations with Israel.

The Conflict Over Western Sahara
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Tectonic Shift in North Africa Puts Washington in Passenger’s Seat
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Tectonic Shift in North Africa Puts Washington in Passenger’s Seat
April 30, 2019

The Trump administration is clearly a spectator to the rapidly unfolding changes in North Africa. The winds of change across the Sahel and Maghreb regions are also beginning to be felt further south in sub-Saharan Africa.

Algeria’s ‘Revolution of Smiles’: Where Will It Lead?
April 15, 2019

So in this week’s column, instead of writing my own, fairly ill-informed thoughts about Algeria, I’m happy to share the following exclusive interview I conducted with Bill Quandt about the exciting developments there.

Algeria’s ‘Revolution of Smiles’: Where Will It Lead?
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Waiting for the Second Algerian Revolution
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Waiting for the Second Algerian Revolution
April 7, 2019

Most important, Algeria’s army must ensure a peaceful transition to civilian government and fair elections. This would be the real second Algerian revolution for which so many have died. As we used to chant long ago, ‘long live free Algeria.’

Algeria: The Iceberg That Could Sink Emmanuel Macron
March 9, 2019

Macron recognizes that Algeria could become the iceberg that drowns his presidency, easily surpassing his bodyguard scandal (the Benalla affair) and the Gilets Jaunes. His administration seems torn between public displays of political correctness and worries about Islamicization.

Algeria: The Iceberg That Could Sink Emmanuel Macron
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No More Torture Says France
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No More Torture Says France
October 7, 2018

Back in 1995, then President Jacques Chirac admitted that French police, not Germans, had rounded up 75,000 French Jews and sent them to German concentration camps. France’s right was outraged. Now, France’s right is denouncing President Macron for finally telling the truth and opening France’s secret archives

As US Global Influence Recedes, Secession Demands Grow
January 13, 2018

The demise of neo-colonialist busybody diplomats at the State Department has ushered a "global spring," where both active and long-dormant independence movements are seeing glimmers of hope for their own nation-states.

As US Global Influence Recedes, Secession Demands Grow
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