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A nation must think before it acts.
On Monday, August 15th, Sakthivel briefed U.S. State Department officials attached to the Democracy Human Rights and Labor (DRL), Near East Affairs Office on Algeria and Morocco’s diplomatic positioning on the Western Sahara issue; the potential, and perhaps complementary, strengths each country provides the US and Europe in counter-terrorism cooperation; Algerian vs Moroccan engagement with the Sahel; the economic situation in Algeria; restructuring of the Algerian intelligence apparatus by the presidential clan; among other issues.