Quick Facts

Area in square km 2,381,741
Corruption Perceptions Index ranking 94 (out of 177) (2013)
Defense Expenditure as % of GDP 5% (2013)
Defense expenditure in dollars 10,402,000 (2013)
Per capita GDP in dollars 7,500 (2013)
Population 38,813,722 (2014)
Size of armed forces 130,000 (2013)
U.S. military personnel present 2 (2014)

Algeria at a glance

Military & Police Aid $3,044,359 (2015)
Humanitarian & Development Aid $4,505,000 (2014)
Arms Sales $463,540,296 (2013)
Trainees 56 (2013)
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Military vs. Economic Aid

Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about U.S. security and humanitarian & development assistance provided to this country. For a dollar amount breakdown of how much aid this country receives and which programs are supplying assistance, click "view data set." Note: This year's figures reflect the U.S. government's estimates of expected spending, and numbers for next year represent the administration's request to Congress.
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Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about the United States' training of this country's security forces. For information about how the number of security forces trained each year by the United States, including detailed information about the subject of the training, where that training takes place, and who is being trained, click "view data set."
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Arms Sales

Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about U.S. arms sales to this country. For detailed information on equipment, weapons and military services sold to this country, click "view data set." Note: This is not grant aid: these are items that governments purchase with their own funds.
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5/2/14 | Blog
Week in Review: MENA – May 2, 2014

The United States approved the delivery of arms to select Syrian rebel groups as the Syrian regime neared completion of its chemical weapons shipment agreement. The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa convened to discuss the 2015 State Department budget.  Below...

4/9/14 | Blog
Kerry Visits Algeria for Second Strateic Dialogue

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made his first trip to Algeria as Secretary on Thursday, where he met with Algerian officials and the co-chair of the U.S.-Algeria Strategic Dialogue, Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra. During the...

4/4/14 | Blog
Week in Review: MENA - April, 4 2014

U.S. lawmakers and other officials have been heavily engaged in the MENA region this week, crafting legislation on Iran as the next round of nuclear negotiations approaches, threatening to cut off aid to the Palestinian Authority as peace talks stall, discussing future security cooperation with...



3/3/15 | News
Algeria Calls for Launching Negotiations to Completely Eliminate Nuclear Weapons
Minister of Foreign Affairs Ramtane Lamamra reiterated Monday in Geneva his call for the launch of negotiations to completely eliminate nuclear weapons as part of a phased program and according to a timetable leading to a Convention opposable to all.
1/20/15 | News
Algerian police and protesters clash after anti-Charlie Hebdo march
Police clashed with demonstrators in Algiers after rioting broke out at the end of a protest against the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
1/13/15 | News
Sahel army chiefs plan joint security action
Sahel army chiefs met last week in Tamanrasset to examine regional security challenges, from terrorism to cross-border crime.

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