Months of protests continue as dissatisfied Algerians demand a complete, not cosmetic, overhaul of the political system. As the army, politicians, and opposition actors all want to avoid a descent into civil war, this encourages caution on all sides.
- The opposition may weaken unless it can agree on a concrete action plan.
- Foreign oil companies will be wary of investing in Algeria’s hydrocarbon sector as Sonatrach is involved in a corruption scandal.
- Worsening economic conditions could turn the protests violent and create further instability.