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The Algerian War: the Aftermath

Leaving Algeria: the Harkis and the Shephardi Jews

In 1961, as the War of Independence was drawing to a close, Algerians were drowned in Paris. (See… 1,270 more words


Quiet corner=buried treasure

Have you ever stumbled across a place that you were subconsciously looking for? It takes a bit for you to catch your breath as your heart smiles: “Yes!” 257 more words

North Africa

France in North Africa

I edited parts of the article I posted on 18 July and did so a few hours after it was posted. I had sensed a connection between the result of the Brexit referendum and the… 907 more words


Adam: Turks show how best to respond to coups: Take to the streets

There’s good reason the world greeted the failure of last week’s attempted coup in Turkey with a big sigh of relief. Not only would the coup have created political upheaval in an already unstable corner of the world, but more crucially, its success would have set back the cause of democracy in the developing world. 636 more words


Western Sahara: A New Direction

The world did no stop because the GOP has their convention…I know that may be hard to believe….but it is true.

I have written several posts about the situation in Western Sahara…..my interests come from having worked in the country in my youth…. 350 more words

International Situations

Tunisia's Celebrated Labor Union Is Holding the Country Back

The economy of Tunisia is creeping, week by week, towards collapse. Growth is virtually nil, unemployment remains high, and the currency continues to sink. The most recent ill omen was the… 1,784 more words


The Islamic State and U.S. Policy

The Islamic State and U.S. Policy. Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress. Christopher M. Blanchard and Carla E. Humud. June 14, 2016.

The Islamic State (IS, aka the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ISIL/ISIS, or the Arabic acronym Da’esh) is a transnational Sunni Islamist insurgent and terrorist group that controls large areas of Iraq and Syria, has affiliates in several other countries, has attracted a network of global supporters, and disrupts international security with its campaigns of violence and terrorism. 115 more words

National Security