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Amine Ait-Chaalal

L'Algérie, Les Etats-Unis et la France :
des discours à l'action

Algeria, the United States and France:
From Dialogue to Action

(Ph.D., Université catholique de Louvain, 1998)
(Paris : Publisud, 2000), 316 pp.,
€ 30.18 ISBN: 2-86600-706-9 ISSN: 0764-8278

This book is based on a doctoral thesis that was accepted at the Université Catholique de Louvain in 1998. After a brief introduction that refers to the basic principles of Algerian foreign policy, the book is organised in four parts. Part I offers a perspective on the relations between Algeria and the occident until 1965 (pp. 23-70) during the pre-colonial and colonial period, the Algerian war and during the first three years after independence. In the second part (pp. 71-104) the determinants, orientations and actors of Algerian foreign policy are analysed. Part III (pp. 105-220) deals with the dense and complex relations between Algeria and the United States moving from opposition to cooperation (1965-1978) and from 1979-1991, between Algeria and France (between 1865-1978 and 1979-1991). Part IV (pp. 221-262) analyses the politics of oil, gas and industry with an emphasis on commercial and technical and financial issues. After the brief conclusions (pp. 263-268), a documentary addendum points to a few significant evolutions in the relations between Algeria and the United States and Algeria and France during the 1990s. The study concludes with a list of persons interviewed in Algeria, the United States and France (pp. 279- 282) and a biblio-graphy (pp. 283-307).

Amine Ait-Chaalal received a MA from the University of Ottawa (Canada) and a doctor in political science from the Université Catholique de Louvain/UCL (Belgium) in 1998 where she is teaching as a professor of international relations on the Maghreb, the Middle East, the Balkans and on American foreign policy.

Pub027; Language: French; Areas: International relations, foreign policy; Region: Algeria, France, United States