Abdul Aziz Bouteflika, president of Algeria for the last twenty years, has resigned in the face of largely peaceful protests around the country. Mr. Bouteflika has been in the public eye since the war of liberation against France, more than sixty years ago.
Inside the Battle of Algiers is an exciting story to be read on several levels. It is the detailed account of the fourteen months of the battle for Algiers in the most heated period of the Algerian National Liberation Army (ALN) struggle for independence from France.
In the wake of massive demonstrations in 2010 that led to the so-called Arab Spring, scholars from a variety of disciplines have sought to explain the phenomenon of authoritarianism in the Middle East.