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.
Djavad Salehi Isfahani comments on the challenges youth face as they confront new economic realities and challenges: higher education does not guarantee employment. This article was originally published in Business Week and is reposted here. The opinions 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.
Mr. James D. Wolfensohn, founder of the Middle East Youth Initiative, comments on the 'serious threat' of rising youth unemployment in the Middle East. This article was originally published by CNBC and is reposted here. The views expressed in this article are those of the published author.
Edward Sayre explores the challenges and expectations for the G-20 Seoul Summit as they relate to the Middle East in his article entitled “Timely Action by the G-20 Can Help Middle Eastern Countries Help Themselves,” part of a new report from the Brookings Global Economy and Development program.
Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, MEYI nonresident senior fellow, has authored a new paper entitled “Iranian Youth in Times of Economic Crisis” (2010) as part of the Dubai Initiative Working Paper Series. Using survey data for 2007 and 2008, Salehi-Isfahani reviews the evidence on youth transitions in Iran to show how the recent economic crisis has affected youth transitions to employment and to marriage. He also shows how transitions differ by family background and by region of residence – rural and urban.