Protests in Algeria

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Maybe not where you would have expected it, but protests in southern Algeria have grown in size and determination: over the environmental repercussions of shale gas, aka fracking. Algeria’s Arab Spring protests were quickly shut down, and the country seems stable. But I don’t think it really is, and it’s only a matter of time before protests blow the regime to shreds. These might be the beginning warning signs of something more to come in Algeria.

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