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Mehdi Lazar


Qatar Moving Closer to Algeria?

[Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, right, speaks with Qatar Emir Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani at his arrival at Algiers airport Wednesday, 18 May 2011. Image by AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub.]

Officially, Emir Hamad visited Algiers on 7 January 2013 to conduct an evaluation of the bilateral cooperation and to sign partnership agreements between the two countries. This visit was struck in a cordial tone between the heads of state, even though real tensions exist between the two countries following two years of frosty relations due to differences regarding the Arab Spring. In this ...

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Mehdi Lazar


Mehdi Lazar is a research associate at Panthéon-Sorbonne University. M. Lazar has completed a PhD in Geography and is the author of "Qatar, une Education City" (l'Harmattan, Paris, 2012). Find him on Twitter at: @jafardeparis