Tarik Yousef discusses the disconnect between Egyptian youth and the ruling elites, highlighting the very real possibility that Egyptian civil society will 'thrive' in a future, democratic state. This article was originally published by The Takeaway and is reposted here. The views expressed in this article are those of the published author.
Tarik Yousef discusses how Egypt and other Arab states' preoccupation with security issues over the last decade drove the debate about economics and politics 'out of the halls of government and into the streets.' This story originally aired on NPR's All Things Considered and is reposted here. The views expressed in this story are those of the published author.
The Middle East Youth Initiative convenes its network of experts for an ongoing discussion on the global economic crisis and its potential effects on oil and non-oil exporting countries in the region.
On a panel hosted by the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) and the SAIS International Development Program at Johns Hopkins University, Navtej Dhillon, Director of the Middle East Youth Initative, discussed the current prospects for economic growth in the Middle East and how U.S. foreign assistance can be positioned to help the region address the challenges that lie ahead.
Tarik Yousef discusses the impact of rising food prices and economic challenges on youth frustrations in the Middle East, and the potential for these issues to fuel further protests throughout the region. This audio show originally aired on The Takeaway and is reposted here. The views expressed in this piece are those of the published author.