Posts Tagged “Algeria”

Algeria: Hirak Act II 

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Algeria: Hirak Act II 

Algeria: Hirak Act II  The Hirakists persist in their demands for regime change, while the Military are pushing for the Constitutional order. By Abdennour Toumi  Algeria’s “triangle of hope” could lead to the question the street, the Generals, and the Presidential Palace are asking: Will democracy in Algeria really be workable? According to classic political…

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Algerians want regime and Elite change 

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Algerians want regime and Elite change 

Algerians want regime and Elite change  The Generals are thinking Machiavellian and acting Clausewitzian, are leaning toward a unique scenario in the Arab country’s’ political struggle dynamic. By Abdennour Toumi  The time has come for a true change in Algeria and for action from elite, political party leaders and civil social activists regarding the new…

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Algeria: Egyptian Scenario will Fail 

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Algeria: Egyptian Scenario will Fail 

Algeria: Egyptian Scenario will Fail  There are some similarities between Egypt and Algeria. Both countries have armies that have been in power since they gained it, and both armies appointed presidents of their own. By Abdennour Toumi  Algerians are still marching, demanding the fall of what remains of the regime, while the country’s strongman, General…

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Is Algeria facing a brain drain?

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Is Algeria facing a brain drain?

Is Algeria facing a brain drain? The phenomenon of departures abroad has slowed lately because of the Hirak’s dynamic of renewed hope, but the temptation is growing strongly. By Abdennour Toumi  Algerian “brain-drain” may well be one of the major challenges facing the new government that emerges from the election results. The country ranks 85…

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Algerian Hirak: From Algeriana to My Best Enemy

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Algerian Hirak: From Algeriana to My Best Enemy

Algerian Hirak: From Algeriana to My Best Enemy The Hirak idealists have now clashed over a systemic concept of how to approach this election and who leads what. By Abdennour Toumi  Today Algerians are caught between the regime’s ruse and its mosaic opposition’s idealism. Eleven Fridays have passed since the people of Algeria stood up…

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Algerian Political Opposition: It’s the System, Stupid

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Algerian Political Opposition: It’s the System, Stupid

Algerian Political Opposition: It’s the System, Stupid The Algerian regime has been preventing any emergence of any independent elite or leader to the system. By Abdennour Toumi Algerian Hirak has entered its 11th Friday as the protesters’ demands begin to narrow down, but are still unrealistic. This is how General Ahmed Gaïd Salah, the Military…

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