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Vol 65 No 1

Published 4th January 2024


Tebboune prepares to see off challengers

Strategic competition with Rabat over ties with Israel and the disputed Western Sahara keeps the region on edge

In the opaque world of Maghreb politics, mooted changes in the senior leaderships of Algeria and Morocco can send shockwaves across the region. But there is no sign that the economically damaging rivalry between Algiers and Rabat is likely to abate; some fear it could still escalate to open hostilities. Fallout from the Israel-Gaza war has galvanised 'the Arab street' across the region and has been weaponised in rivalry between Algiers and Rabat.

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