Algerian Protesters, 2011

Algerian Protesters, 2011. Credit: Magharebia, Flickr. Available under CC by 2.0.

"North Africa has long since ceased being the epicenter of the regional upheavals, and has been largely reduced to a side show among both Western policy-makers and the Western media. Nonetheless, the region remains in flux, jihadist groups are very much present, and many of the factors that underpinned the uprisings in Tunisia and Libya, and protests in Algeria and Morocco[...] remain salient."