January 17, 2011
America Reveals Two Minds on Algeria
James Badcock, Daily Star
The State Department cables on Algeria released by WikiLeaks late last year suggest that when it comes to security in North Africa and the Sahel region, the United States regards Algiers as the key actor. However, the cables also reveal serious doubts over the future political direction of the Maghreb’s biggest nation, and the deadly rioting recently in cities across Algeria bear out such concerns.