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Algeria’s Crisis: Outlook and Regional Implications

Mediterranean Dialogue Series 22

Algeria, the largest country in Africa by land area, one of Europe’s top three gas suppliers and a pivotal security actor in the region, has been shaken by mass protests since February 22, 2019. In this paper, Dalia Ghanem analyses the impact of the Algerian crisis on its neighbors Tunisia, Morocco, the Sahel and Europe.

The peaceful and civic protests were born from Algerians’ resentment towards their ailing eighty-two-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to run for a fifth term after twenty years in power. For twentyfive consecutive weeks, Algerians of all ages and classes have been demonstrating every Friday throughout the country to show their disapproval to their leaders and to demand an overhaul of their political system.

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