Regions / Algeria
The group's caliphate may be crumbled, but the political conditions that gave rise to it haven't improved at all.
Is the conflict in South Sudan the opening salvo in the battle for a continent?
With secular autocrats and rigid Islamists equally discredited in the Arab world, the space is wide open for progressive democrats to save the Arab spring.
Algeria descended into civil war when its military suppressed the country's democratically popular Islamists. Could the same happen in Egypt?
Before restarting operations at Tiguentourine, Washington and London demanded a major restructuring of its security by Algeria.
It regained prominence with the release of the 2011 film "Of Gods and Men."
The Algerian hostage crisis was both a human and political fiasco and its regional implications are still evolving.
British objections to how Algeria handled its hostage situation and a recent visit by one of its boy bands to Ghana highlight U.S. and European condescension towards Africa.
Bendjedid was considered by some to be Algeria's Ronald Reagan -- a man whose main skill consisted of acting out others' scripts.
The main source of terrorism during the Algerian civil war was elements of the government itself.