(Senior research fellow at the International Institute for Counter-terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya and former deputy head of Israel’s National Security Council)
Copyright: @ 2022 Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 23 December 2022
Defense and military ties between Algiers and Moscow go back decades, since the Soviet Union and Algeria's armed forces are almost entirely equipped with Soviet – Russian made weapons and military systems.
Algerian Parliamentary Vice Speaker Bouteldja Allel said in November 2022 that Algeria is a “strategic ally” and “friend partner” of Russia and the relations between the two countries have been and will continue to be strategic for many decades.[ Algeria, Russia Kick Off Military Exercises Near Border with Morocco, Asharq Al-Awsat, November 17, 2022.
Algeria is one of Russia's most important military allies in Africa and it's also the largest customer of Russian weapons on the continent and among the top three buyers of Russian arms behind China and India... Read more