Algeria is currently bent on not joining the normalization bandwagon. However, the apparent existence of a Russo-Iranian new Molotov-Ribbentrop pact whereby Moscow gets the entire Europe and Tehran gets the entire Arab world should make Algiers rethink its entire approach. Iran is absolutely intent on conquering all Arab countries, including Algeria; and Israel as the regional great power is pivotal for defending the MENA region from any Iranian onslaught. Algeria must prioritize its own defense and thus deprioritize the Palestinian and West Saharan issues and reconcile and realign with Morocco and Israel. Every sensible government surely must prioritize national survival. A MENA defense alliance is absolutely necessary and for Algeria to not join would be tantamount to seeking national suicide.