A Diplomatic Revolution: Algeria's Fight for Independence and the Origins of the Post-Cold War Era

  title={A Diplomatic Revolution: Algeria's Fight for Independence and the Origins of the Post-Cold War Era},
  author={Matthew Connelly},
Algeria sits at the crossroads of the Atlantic, European, Arab and African worlds. Yet, unlike the colonial wars in Korea and Vietnam, the Algerian war for independence has rarely been viewed as a primarily international conflict. Rather, prevailing accounts of the war interpret it as a domestic French crisis that was resolved when Charles de Gaulle granted Algeria independence. Yet, as Matthew Connelly here demonstrates, from the very start of the bloody eight year struggle, the Front de… Expand
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