NARCO ANALYSIS: Algeria Russia France

April 19, 2023

By Geoff D. Porter

Two days after it was announced that Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune would make a state visit to France in May, there are reports in French media that the trip has been postponed. Algerian officials are mum. Mais n’importe quoi. The significance of the announcement remains.

It was only in February that Algeria announced that President Tebboune would be going to Moscow in May. A short 10 weeks later, President Tebboune is going to Paris instead. The takeaway: Tebboune will visit who he wants to visit when he wants to visit. Or not.

For the moment, though, both Moscow and Paris are Schrodinger's cats: they are both happening and not happening at the same time.

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