Posts Tagged “Algeria”

Is the Algerian National People’s Army a Republic Coterie? 

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Is the Algerian National People’s Army a Republic Coterie? 

Is the Algerian National People’s Army a Republic Coterie?  To better understand the Algerian Army, there are two important dates to remember, August 20th, 1955 and notably, August 20th,1956. By Abdennour Toumi  The French philosopher Voltaire once said about the Prussian army: “where some States possess an army, the Prussian army possesses a State.” Arab…

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Will Algerian military serve people or regime?

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Will Algerian military serve people or regime?

Will Algerian military serve people or regime? By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The chief of army in Algeria has a chance of becoming the hero of the century. Will he take this opportunity? Algerians reject their newly appointed Interim President Abdelkader Bensalah. This caretaker leader was approved this week by the parliament. He is expected to…

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Algeria: Freedom and Shakespeare 

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Algeria: Freedom and Shakespeare 

Algeria: Freedom and Shakespeare  The Street should be attentive in its exigent demands and comportment with the Army, usually the Military don’t like disorder or to be ordered. By Abdennour Toumi  Former President Bouteflika and his siblings are finished finally, a political drama ending with the political death of its main character, a Machiavellian figure…

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Algeria Schengen Visa, Gordian Knot

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Algeria Schengen Visa, Gordian Knot

Algeria Schengen Visa, Gordian Knot More than 400,000 Algerians get Schengen visas for France annually, according to Reuters data. By Abdennour Toumi  In most political contexts and crisis it is simply assumed that undocumented immigration constitutes a drain on national resources. But this assumption goes in light of experience led by Human Rights Groups, INGOs…

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Lessons for Sudan’s and Algeria’s reformers from Arab Spring realities

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Lessons for Sudan’s and Algeria’s reformers from Arab Spring realities

Lessons for Sudan’s and Algeria’s reformers from Arab Spring realities By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The recently sparked public unrest in Sudan and Algeria are not receiving the media attention they deserve. An earlier round of public protest in the Arab world has discouraged many sympathizers of reform.  True, the 2011-2012 uprising in Tunisia advanced the…

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Algerian Islamists: From Political Reality to Dialectical Crisis Identity 

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Algerian Islamists: From Political Reality to Dialectical Crisis Identity 

Algerian Islamists: From Political Reality to Dialectical Crisis Identity  People are more accustomed to the experience of political hopes frustrated than of hopes fulfilled, they bear a crown of disappointment which weighs heavily on them all. By Abdennour Toumi The recent events that have been shaken Algeria’s regime have shaped a protest movement that its…

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