MENA, editorial

MENA: After 10 years, Arab Spring re-run unlikely

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The Arab Spring, now ten years on, generally had a greater positive impact in Arab countries that weren’t touched by protests than those that were. Middle- and low-income Arab states have been unable to make large strides addressing youth unemployment, which was one of the principal drivers of the protests. Governments have grown better at policing and Arab publics have grown more skeptical of change, both of which dampen the prospect for a return of large-scale protests. Ten years ago this month, millions of Arabs flooded into the streets to protest their governments. Led
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