The political and socio-economic devastation left by the regime in Algeria will pose an immense challenge on the country.
Algerians are unlikely to accept Abdel Kader Ben Salah as Acting President for a transitional government.
Since February 22, thousands and then millions of Algerians have taken to the streets every Friday to protest against the fifth term of their ailing eighty-two-year-old president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
Among jihadi groups in the Sahel, strategic gains not religion often determine a militant’s affiliation.
Moscow has a stake in ensuring that a negotiated transition in Algeria preserves the political and diplomatic status quo.
The delay of elections could push Algerians to continue their peaceful protests.
Despite a hardened border, smugglers continue to find a way. Together, Algeria and Morocco need to de-incentivize smuggling and reduce corruption.
The state-run media in Algeria was given clear instructions not to cover the protests against Bouteflika.
Protests have stopped President Abdelaziz Bouteflika from seeking another term, but it won’t change the military’s domination of the political system.
Why Arab satellite channels have not watched recent protests in the same way that they did in 2011.