Articles by Abbas Aroua, 5 Sep 2011

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Algeria and the Arab Revolutions
Abbas Aroua, 5 Sep 2011 - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Sep 2011

Many people keep asking why Algeria did not catch the train of revolutions and participate in the 2011 “Arab Spring”. Is it going to be an exception? Is it going to miss this “historic window” to liberate itself? The last country in the region to get rid of a ruthless corrupt military dictatorship? Are Algerians less determined to grasp freedom and decent life than Tunisians, Egyptians, Yemenis and others? To answer those meaningful and legitimate questions, we need a brief historical overview.

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