Quick Facts

Area in square km 2,381,741
Corruption Perceptions Index ranking 105 (out of 176) (2012)
Defense Expenditure as % of GDP 4.60% (2011)
Defense expenditure in dollars 9,325,000,000 (2012)
Per capita GDP in dollars 7,500 (2012)
Population 38,087,812 (2013)
Size of armed forces 130,000 (2013)
U.S. military personnel present 12 (2011)

Algeria At A Glance

Military & Police Aid $3,219,165 (2015)
Humanitarian & Development Aid $6,598,000 (2013)
Arms Sales $326,139,329 (2012)
Trainees 56 (2013)
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Upcoming Dates

06/17/14 | Hearings

The purpose of this hearing is to receive testimony on the following nominations: Ambassadors to the Republic of Korea, to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, to the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria & Asst. Administrator, of the Bureau of Asia, USAID.

04/01/14 to 04/05/14 | Event

While in Algiers, Secretary Kerry will meet with senior Algerian officials and co-chair the U.S.-Algeria Strategic Dialogue. While in Rabat, Secretary Kerry will co-chair the U.S.-Morocco Strategic Dialogue with Moroccan Foreign Minister Mezouar and will meet with senior Moroccan officials.

07/10/13 | Hearings

The Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade and the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa in the House hold a joint hearing to discsus threats of terrorism in North Africa, particularly in light of the September 11, 2012 attacks that killed Ambassador J. Christopher...


11/3/14 | News
Algeria Police Protests Sign of Deep Divisions
Hundreds of protesters thronged the grounds of the presidential palace recently, demanding a better life. Algeria has seen many demonstrations like this one in its tumultuous modern history, but this time something was different: The marchers were the police usually in charge of crowd control....
10/27/14 | News
Egyptian FM Dicusses Libyan Crisis in Meeting with Algerian President
Egyptian FM Sameh Shoukri says discussed coordination on Libyan crisis with Algerian President Abdel-Aziz Bouteflika on Thursday; latter assures gas shipments to Egypt underway
10/24/14 | News
Germany Approves Export of Military Vehicles, Small Arms to Algeria
The German Security Council (GSC) has approved the sale of 88 sports utility vehicles with 'military capabilities', 1 027 machine guns and 47 machine pistols to Algeria as part of wider exports to countries in the Middle East and elsewhere.


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...