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Geoff D. Porter

Entries by Geoff D. Porter

Why Algeria Did Not Distinguish Between Expatriates and Its Citizens at In Amenas

(6) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 10:03 AM

At a vibrant and bustling French restaurant high above the Bay of Algiers in 2005, a loud crash sent my Algerian friends diving for cover under the table. Diners at other tables all did the same, leaving me sitting upright and alone. When it became clear that a waiter had...

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Fortress Algeria

(19) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 11:27 AM

Algeria is a country that is often overlooked in the U.S., and Algerians like it that way. A popular saying in Algiers, the capital, is la bonne vie est la vie cachée. But Algeria has become an important component of U.S. foreign policy. On the sidelines of the UNGA in...

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Analyse: les violences salafistes en Libye

(0) Comments | Posted September 13, 2012 | 8:58 AM

La nouvelle de la mort de l'ambassadeur des Etats-Unis, Christopher Stevens, durant une attaque du consulat américain à Benghazi est un véritable choc. Même si on était de plus en plus conscient de l'islamisation radicale en Libye de l'est, et même de tout le pays, on...

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Salafi Violence in Libya

(31) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 11:38 AM

The news that US Ambassador Christopher Stevens died during an assault on the US Consulate in Benghazi came as a shock. Although there was already increasing awareness of radical Islamist sentiments in eastern Libya, and in fact throughout the country, their full extent and their threshold for violence were unknown....

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