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by | Nov 11, 2022

Neither Republican candidates in the recent midterms nor conservative political analysts made much of the Peng Shuai case, nor the Brittney Griner case. It is impossible to assess post facto whether it would have made any difference if they had….

by | May 7, 2020

To state the obvious, we don’t know what we don’t know, but it seems to me this enhances the role of science rather than faith. In the case of the bug, it has been noted that many of the epidemiological…

by | May 6, 2020

Algerian singer Hamid Cheriet, better known as Idir, a major interpreter of Berber music, died in Paris last week at 70. Though not a political activist, he and his music were identified with efforts in his native Kabylie, the mountainous…

by | Dec 14, 2019

As elections go, the one in Algeria on Thursday was a — what’s the term? — humdinger. Five candidates, electorate of over 20 millions, estimated valid ballots, 301. But you know what I mean. “Hinky Dink” Kenna, who used to…

by | Apr 2, 2019

Algeria’s army chief, General Ahmed Gaid Salah, is playing two roles — still one less than Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove — namely, good cop and bad cop. It may be working. The living — or dying — representative figure…

by | Mar 28, 2019

The issue in Algeria now appears to be whether the incumbent president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, will go quietly when his term expires today, or whether the constitutional court (their Supremes) will ask the parliament (their House) to produce a two-thirds majority…

by | Mar 12, 2019

Algerian street demonstrators got a big win with the announcement, either by himself or his medico-ventriloquist, that incumbent president Abdelaziz Bouteflika would not stand for a fifth term, after all. Since February 22, the “Arab street” in all the cities…

by | Mar 4, 2019

Demonstrations across Algeria suggest another “Arab Spring” may be on the way. It would have to be called an Arabo-Berber Spring to be demographically accurate, and it may have to go the patient route, starting with the symbolic step of…

by | Feb 28, 2019

While “yellow-vest” protests continue in France, receiving wide and attention, rolling demos in Algeria are scarcely noticed. Yet as different sectors of society mobilize through social media for turns in the streets of Algiers, the stakes are no less dramatic….

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