Al-Qaeda Office Politics Lead To Rise Of Moktar Belmoktar

By: Wednesday May 29, 2013 8:09 am

In a document obtained by the Associated Press the rise of one of the Sahara’s most notorious insurgents, Moktar Belmoktar, is traced back to internal disputes among Al-Qaeda managers. The banality of evil is truly on display as Al-Qaeda managers show frustration with Belmoktar for administrative grievances. After years of trying to discipline him, the [...]

Death Toll Continues To Climb In Algeria

By: Monday January 21, 2013 5:53 am

In what may be a case study on how not to handle a hostage crisis, the death toll from the Algerian government’s raid on the BP natural gas plant has risen: The death toll from the bloody terrorist siege at a natural gas plant in Algeria has climbed past 80 as the country’s forces searching [...]

Libyan Rebels Give Ultimatum to Loyalists; Give Up By Saturday or Face War

By: Tuesday August 30, 2011 10:55 am

Are we close to a Libyan-Algerian war? Or just a continuation of the Libyan civil war? It’s hard to say. Algeria certainly isn’t backing down after they sheltered members of Moammar Gadhafi’s family. Their UN envoy said the Algerians were merely following “the holy rule of hospitality.” Yesterday, a member of the Transitional National Council [...]

Libya: Gadhafi Family Members Arrive in Algeria

By: Monday August 29, 2011 1:26 pm

A convoy of Mercedes vehicles apparently carried the Gadhafi family into Algeria, and now the Libyan rebels who control much of the country want them returned to face trial. Libya’s de facto government considers Algeria’s sheltering of members of Muammar Gaddafi’s family an act of aggression and will seek their extradition, a National Transitional Council [...]

Arab Uprising: Snapshots from Around the Region

By: Monday February 14, 2011 7:40 am

The Egyptian uprising has not yet ended, and with the military banning labor strikes and workers energized by the spark of revolution not heeding this call and demonstrating for better pay and conditions, we clearly have a long way to go before that country’s affairs are settled. The role of labor in the uprising is [...]

Egyptian Protests Reflective of a Pan-Arab Uprising

By: Wednesday February 2, 2011 1:05 pm

I think it’s time to start calling what is happening in Egypt and elsewhere an Arab revolution. First of all, the population of Egypt dwarfs the rest of the Arab world, and so what happens there is bound to have a far-reaching effect on other Arabs (especially if this leads to the kind of Pan-Arab [...]

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