Posts Tagged “politics”

Algeria The People Speak: What’s Next? 

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Algeria The People Speak: What’s Next? 

Algeria The People Speak: What’s Next?  Algerian generals who have been trying to bring about some change to their people would benefit from reading the Chilean story. By Abdennour Toumi A country which only three weeks ago was still regarded as hopeless. The day of glory the people of Algeria have waited for so long…

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Algeria: The Regime Is Saying, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! 

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Algeria: The Regime Is Saying, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! 

Algeria: The Regime Is Saying, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!  When the President returned though, the people began to sense the smell of hate, intolerance and simply death. By Abdennour Toumi  Sunday night Algerians went to bed with two pieces of sorrowful national news. First, they waited for long hours to hear that President Bouteflika…

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Optional civil marriage would serve Lebanon’s fragile democracy

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Optional civil marriage would serve Lebanon’s fragile democracy

Optional civil marriage would serve Lebanon’s fragile democracy By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz Is Lebanon ready to introduce civil marriage legislation?  Not soon. But talk about responding to youth aspirations, political reform and voice of civil society is pure rhetoric as long as civil marriage is not allowed on Lebanese soil. Lebanese couples seeking secular marriage…

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Why General Ali Ghediri’s candidacy is way too early? 

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Why General Ali Ghediri’s candidacy is way too early? 

Why General Ali Ghediri’s candidacy is way too early? A retired-General who wants to revolutionize Algeria’s political establishment, he has a story to tell, so let history be the judge. By Abdennour Toumi  I want to ask retired General Ali Ghediri, former Human Resources Director at the Algerian Defense Ministry, to give one reason why…

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Algeria’s State: Between Deep State’s Denial and Opposition’s Delusion

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Algeria’s State: Between Deep State’s Denial and Opposition’s Delusion

Algeria’s State: Between Deep State’s Denial and Opposition’s Delusion Political debate between competing interests does not necessarily have a malign effect on the search for accountability. By Abdennour Toumi Last week Algeria’s ruling coalition endorsed President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as its candidate in the April, 2019 Presidential election, despite his poor health — however, the 82-year-old…

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Algeria Migration Policy: National Security Concerns Vs. Humanitarian Morality 

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Algeria Migration Policy: National Security Concerns Vs. Humanitarian Morality 

Algeria Migration Policy: National Security Concerns Vs. Humanitarian Morality  Algeria’s migration policy reflects the interdependence of its domestic national security and to some extent regional foreign policy priorities and objectives. By Abdennour Toumi  The first ever international agreement on the migration crisis aimed at coordinating action on migration around the world was signed by a…

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