What is your response to this article about elections in Algeria?
My response to this article is that we will not know what it means until at least after the election. We have to see if these Islamist groups will win. Even after that, we have to see how they will govern. It seems good that these groups are joining together because it gives Algeria more chance to have a stable government rather than one with many rival factions. But we still have to see if the coalition (assuming it wins) will allow for liberal democracy. If it does, that will be great. But it may yet opt for a much more Taliban-style regime, which would not be helpful to American interests.