Emily Boulter

 

Critical Times for Algeria

Politics

The Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika vanished from the country’s political scene for two months. He was reported to have suffered a mild stroke. He reappeared in a French hospital and subsequently returned to Algiers for a period of recovery. Algerians are looking to the future.

Iran and Egypt: An Unrequited Union

Politics

It is still a mystery why President Morsi of Egypt has begun a rapprochement with Iran, a country with which it has little in common, given the country’s poor reputation in the Middle East and the mutual suspicion that exists along the Sunni-Shiite divide.