algeria

Would Saddam Hussein have survived the Arab Spring?

My theory for why the Iraqi dictator, were he still alive, would have ridden it out.

Algeria, lost in translation

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

  • Max Fisher
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  • Algeria
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  • Jan 25, 2013

Looking for al-Qaeda in Algeria

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

  • Max Fisher
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  • Algeria
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  • Jan 22, 2013

What the Osama bin Laden raid discovered on al-Qaeda’s links in Algeria

The record of al-Qaeda's North Africa franchise looks, in some ways, more like that of the Taliban.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Algeria
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  • Jan 22, 2013

BP chief: Four workers in Algeria unaccounted for

Bob Dudley said there are "grave fears that we are likely to have suffered one or more fatalities."

  • Olga Khazan
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  • Algeria
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  • Jan 19, 2013

Weekend movie recommendations: Conflict and history in Algeria

Three excellent, entertaining films that also help to understand the ongoing news out of this North African country.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Algeria
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  • Jan 19, 2013

A hostage crisis haunted by the ghosts of Algeria’s bloody past

The Algerian civil war ended 13 years ago everywhere but in the minds of the generals and Islamists who squared off in the Saharan.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Algeria
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  • Jan 18, 2013

Understanding the Algeria crisis, with help from David Cameron

An annotated transcript of the U.K. prime minister's speech on Algeria.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Algeria
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  • Jan 18, 2013

First-hand hostage accounts from the attack in Algeria

Freed hostages said they had explosive strapped to their chests or had to hide for days to avoid the attackers.

  • Olga Khazan
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  • Algeria
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  • Jan 18, 2013

Is the Algeria hostage crisis really al-Qaeda?

The group's history in Algeria is more complicated than you might think.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Algeria
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  • Jan 17, 2013
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