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Algeria's perennial problems are reaching crisis levels. The
economic outlook is so dire that street violence is a distinct possibility. Its political scene is paralyzed by a seemingly endless succession
crisis involving the ailing 78-year-old president, Abdulaziz Bouteflika.
Legislative elections earlier this month did nothing to stop the drift. If
unrest breaks out, a descent into civil war cannot be excluded, and Europe
would face a new regional crisis of the first order.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s campaigns are both missing an Africa strategy. But with Chinese activity in Africa ramping up, the next leader of the free world may have to come up with one quickly. Expect a President Trump to forcefully challenge Chinese strategy in the continent, while a President Clinton would follow a more traditional approach.
Anonymous GIS Expert
The wars in Syria and Iraq have been a magnet to thousands of foreign fighters causing global concern over a new wave of transnational terrorism. Recruiting, training and the financial support for these pipelines of warrior extremists is big business and pose a threat not only to the countries at war. These ‘pipelines' have the potential to flow into new or existin...
Dr. James Jay Carafano