Tag Archives: Abdelaziz Bouteflika

How Social Media Can Draw the US into Foreign Interventions

When the 2011 Libyan civil war erupted, Twitter became a major instrument to air the rebels’ account of the conflict and present themselves internationally as a viable alternative to Moammar Gadhafi.

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Why Elections in Egypt, Syria And Algeria Are Undemocratic

The repression in Egypt, the war in Syria and the political suffocation in Algeria make conditions for an election impossible, with even nominal campaigning by challengers inconceivable. Besides, the scale of the victory comes with a whiff of the ridiculous. The point was not to secure a victory in these elections — which was inevitable — but to secure a mandate with a high turnout.

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