The United States cannot solve all of Libya’s manifold problems, but the next several weeks offer a crucial window, and decisive American diplomacy could make all the difference.
Bouteflika's resignation is a victory for the Algerian people but hard work is yet to come.
Hurras al-Din is watching what happens to the Islamic State in the hope of recruiting its members on the run.
The political and socio-economic devastation left by the regime in Algeria will pose an immense challenge on the country.
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Algerians are unlikely to accept Abdel Kader Ben Salah as Acting President for a transitional government.
In Ramallah, the Palestinian Authority has low regard for Donald Trump and is simply waiting for better times.
Among jihadi groups in the Sahel, strategic gains not religion often determine a militant’s affiliation.
The Syria-Hezbollah relationship has long been defined by resilience amid shifting power dynamics, and this looks set to continue with the latest developments in Syria’s civil war.
Jihadi violence in Mauritania has peaked and appears to have been contained through a mix of coercion and co-option. Yet the government’s triumphalism should be treated with care; Mauritania remains mired in corruption and poverty.