Lindsay J. Benstead

The author is an Associate Professor in the Hatfield School of Government and Director of the Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University. She is a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor.

Plus Ҫa Change? Why True Change in Algeria Will be Difficult

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I visited Algeria in 2013, in the months before the field came together for the 2014 presidential election, and before the Algerian public knew...

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