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Ten years on, the Arab Spring has only benefited the Islamists

Ten years on, the Arab Spring’s legacy is hopelessness and helplessness

24 January 2020

10:00 PM

24 January 2020

10:00 PM

A decade after the Arab Spring, good news anywhere is hard to find. In contrast to Asia, Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa, extreme poverty has increased in the Arab region. Both internal economic growth and direct foreign investment have declined. Unemployment, especially among the young, has grown. Education standards are falling.

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