• The restive Arab youth - Treating young as threat may stoke next revolt

    From Dr. Jai Maharaj@21:1/5 to All on Tue Aug 16 20:37:43 2016
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    The Pioneer
    Thursday, August 11, 2016

    Treating young as threat may stoke next revolt

    The recent trend of growing population of youth across
    the Arab countries, registering a potential threat and
    signs of instability can well be regarded as a strong
    negative vibe among their rulers. It is strongly felt
    that treating the youth as a threat, not as a source of
    strength, may help stoking the next revolt in the region.
    Sadly, the Arab rulers have failed to utilise the power
    of the youth, who are aged 15 years to 24 years and will
    be numbering around 58 million in 2025, a jump from 46
    million counted in 2010. What brings worries to these
    rulers is the power of resistance of the young generation
    that stormed the historic Tahrir Square in Egypt and many
    countries like Tunisia, Libya and Yemen since 2011. With
    the much-tested strength and horrors of the Arab Spring
    which overthrew some of the old ruling classes in the
    region and rattled many others, may have forced the
    rulers of the Middle East to cast their young in bad
    light. The sharp fall in the oil prices, self defeating
    policies and finally the menace of madness spread by
    jihadists of the Islamic State has first spooked
    investors and then wrecked tourism across the Arab
    States. But this will make the youth more restive as
    today many literate people are increasingly becoming
    jobless than the illiterate ones.

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