Maghreb

  • An Afghan National Interpreter and U.S. Army soldier talk with an Afghan boy during a patrol at a bazaar in the Zabul province of Afghanistan June 29, 2010

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    What Intervention Looks Like

    The question, then, is whether stopping the fighting—which could also require forcibly removing Qaddafi—is worth the price of deep military engagement and responsibility for Libya's postwar future, writes Robert E. Hunter.

    Mar 16, 2011

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    Commentary

    Can You Hear Libya Now?

    The U.S. and its allies could help Libyans communicate with the outside world by deploying cellphone base stations on aircraft or tethered balloons, write Dan Gonzales and Sarah Harting.

    Mar 5, 2011

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    Commentary

    Libya's Terra Incognita: Who and What Will Follow Qaddafi?

    The new, post-Qaddafi era is likely to be marked by the emergence of long-suppressed domestic groups jostling for supremacy in what is sure to be a chaotic political scene, writes Frederic Wehrey.

    Feb 28, 2011

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    Lessons Learned from Past Counterinsurgency (COIN) Operations

    Six historic counterinsurgency operations are examined to determine which tactics, techniques, and procedures led to success and which led to failure, with the hope that U.S. counterinsurgency operations in the future can learn from past lessons.

    Aug 17, 2007

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    Pacification in Algeria, 1956-1958

    Originally published in 1963 and featuring a new foreword by Bruce Hoffman, this account of the author's successful command in the Algerian war for independence presents a striking parallel to present-day counterinsurgency operations.

    Jun 23, 2006

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    Algeria: The Next Fundamentalist State?

    This study deals with the prospect of a fundamentalist victory in Algeria, the largest and one of the most important Arab states.

    Jan 1, 1996

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    Security in North Africa: Internal and External Challenges

    Trends in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia have an important bearing on north-south security relations.

    Jan 1, 1993

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    Fixing the blame: international terrorism and attacks on Americans

    This paper, which originally appeared as an op-ed piece in the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, reviews recent terrorist attacks against American targets, and considers both the causes and pitfalls of fixing blame on such visible figures as Libya's Muamm...

    Jan 1, 1986

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    Qaddafi: Idealist and Revolutionary Philanthropist

    This paper, an expanded version of an op-ed piece that originally appeared in the Los Angeles Herald Examiner on December 15, 1985, reviews the motivations for the use or sponsorship of terrorism by Libya's Colonel Muammar Qaddafi; discusses his policies

    Jan 1, 1986

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    The Economic Potential of the Arab Countries

    Projects and compares the domestic economic development of seven Arab countries to 1985 on alternative assumptions of 2 and 5 percent increases in oil export revenues.

    Jan 1, 1978

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    Algeria : The Revolution Turns Inward.

    An article for [Mid East: A Middle East-North African Review], August 1970. Algeria has had some political stability for over five years. A December 1967 attempt to overthrow Boumedienne resulted in removal of the former guerrilla leaders from off...

    Jan 1, 1970

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    Berbers in the Algerian Political Elite.

    Despite the existence of a sizable Berber minority, Algeria has avoided the severe conflicts in ethnic particularism that often mar political life in newly independent countries. Among reasons cited for the absence of a strong separatist orientation...

    Jan 1, 1970

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    The Maghrib and the Middle East.

    This study explores the relationship between Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria, and the Middle East. A geographically compact and culturally unified area, the Maghrib (North Africa) has had familial but uneasy relations with the Middle East. Its strong...

    Jan 1, 1969

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    The French Campaign Against the FLN

    This Memorandum provides an account of the French military offensive against the National Liberation Front (FLN) and of the author's perspective on events in Algeria.

    Sep 1, 1967

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    Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Algeria

    A study of insurgency and counterinsurgency with special attention to the Algerian rebellion as it was viewed from high quarters in the French government.

    Jan 1, 1964