Monday, April 30, 2018

Experts Believe That A Second Wave Of Arab Revolutions Is 'Inevitable'

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Ali Younes, Al Jazeera: Second wave of Arab revolutions 'inevitable', experts say

Economic and urbanisation challenges will reignite calls for change in Arab world, speakers at Al Jazeera Forum predict.

Doha, Qatar - Eight years after the so-called Arab Spring, the region is facing the prospect of another phase of revolts due to pressing financial, urbanisation and unemployment challenges, experts have argued.

Several Arab leaders were deposed in the aftermath of the popular 2010 and 2011 uprisings, while others' grip on power was loosened.

Speaking during the 12th Al Jazeera Forum, held this weekend in Qatar's capital, Doha, a number of regional experts said it is "inevitable" that change will come to a region with one of the world's highest percentages of youth.

"Massive uncontrolled urbanisation, pressure on the job markets are among other socioeconomic factors the leading causes behind greater expectations of the youth in the Arab societies," said Mohamed Mahjoub Haroon, professor of social science at the University of Khartoum, in Sudan.

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WNU Editor:  I concur with this consensus.

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