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Bouteflika Resigns But Algerians Aren’t Finished

April 4, 2019

Episode Notes:

After six weeks of anti-government protests, the Algerian army signaled its interest for its president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, to resign. Ahead of his planned departure, Bouteflika resigned Tuesday night.

Steven A. Cook, Senior Fellow for the Middle East and Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East, joins the Warcast to explore what is happening and what is possible for Algeria now. (12 minutes)

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:51 ] What was sufficient to force Bouteflika's resignation
[ 3:11 ] Similarities and important differences with other Arab uprisings
[ 5:52 ] The primary appetites and grievances mobilizing Algerians
[ 9:02 ] Most plausible scenarios going forward

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