Algeria, lost in translation

A telling headline translation shows how Algeria's nuances and history can sometimes get obscured.

By Max Fisher January 25, 2013

Looking for al-Qaeda in Algeria

Analysts are navigating a dense web of overlapping and sometimes contradictory questions, mysteries, and datapoints.

By Max Fisher January 22, 2013

Video: A hostage’s story

Irish Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore spoke with CNN about the Irish citizen who is reported to have escaped from the Algerian hostage crisis: Stephen McFaul. Gilmore recounts some of the more harrowing details of McFaul's ordeal. "I understand that what happened is that the kidnappers attempted to move their captives by convoy," he says. […]

By Max Fisher January 17, 2013