Algeria's Hard Times Fray Scientific Bonds

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Science  14 Dec 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5550, pp. 2283
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5550.2283

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CAMBRIDGE, U.K.-- Recent events, from global terrorism to natural disasters, have dampened hopes that Algeria will be able to renew its once-strong scientific ties. Researchers looking to do fieldwork are pessimistic about a quick resumption of their projects. But several Algerian scientists believe that the recent improvement in relations with France and commitments from their own leaders will not be reversed.