The Arab Spring Is Not Returning to Algeria and Morocco
The National Interest -

Ahmed Charai

Security, Middle East

The uprising in Algiers matters to its nation neighbors, but it does not mean the country is on a path toward a regional revolution.

City square-choking protests in Algiers and smaller parades of protestors in Morocco’s capital of Rabat had led some foreign observers to conclude that a new “Arab Spring” will soon topple governments in Algeria and Morocco.

In reality, Algeria and Morocco are more different than their banal similarities—neighboring north...

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