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n Conflict Trends - Algeria and Morocco and the popular uprising in North Africa : will the exceptions last?

Volume 2015, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1561-9818

Abstract

While what was termed the 'Arab Spring' and 'Arab Revolutions' were in full swing in 2011, Morocco and Algeria sailed safely through the strong winds of change and avoided the serious clashes and violence experienced elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. They appeared to have done so thanks to gradual reform processes, among other things, which helped avoid unsettling revolts. In these two countries, street protests in 2011 were relatively limited, and the countries' national leaders were at no time targeted for removal or even condemnation. Morocco and Algeria became 'the exceptions' in a region engulfed by violent protests and instability.

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2015-01-01
2019-10-16

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