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Protesters in Algiers want longtime President Abdelazis Bouteflika to step down.

Feb. 17, 2011

In many respects, Algeria looks a lot like Tunisia and Egypt. It has a young population, high unemployment and is governed by an autocrat with a rubberstamp parliament. Harvard University’s Malika Zeghal explains how Algeria compares to its North African counterparts and whether its regime may be the next to fall. Also, some experts suggest Morocco is the Middle Eastern country least likely to experience the political unrest sweeping much of the region. But large protests are scheduled for this coming weekend. We discuss Moroccan politics and economics with Paul Silverstein, a professor of anthropology at Reed College. And on Global Activism, we talk with Matt Rooney, a Chicago attorney just back from Iraq, where he trained Iraqi trial lawyers.