NARCO ANALYSIS: Algeria & Niger
By Geoff D. Porter
One of the nice things about Algeria analysis is that it resists hot takes. Things don’t happen quickly in Algeria. In part, this is because of Algeria’s laborious consensus-based decision-making process and in part because Algeria genuinely does carefully consider foreign policy positions, especially in its own backyard.
Algeria/Niger relations post-coup are no exception. The 26 July Niamey coup put a lot of Algerian interests at risk and as a consequence Algeria’s response has been measured.
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