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Countries in Focus: Ongoing Coverage of the Uprisings in the Region

7 June 2011

 

Source: Jonathan Rashad/Cairo, Egypt

The youth-led uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt have captured the attention of observers around the world. Moreover, they have inspired similar efforts by young people in Bahrain, Libya, Yemen and beyond. Experts from the Middle East Youth Initiative are producing ongoing analysis of political and economic developments and the youth populations in these countries. Articles published in internationally recognized media and featuring analysis from Middle East Youth Initiative experts are posted in the "Latest News" section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest Commentary on Uprisings in the Middle East

 

The Whole World Is Watching
Edward Sayre and Samantha Constant, February 21, 2011

 

Is the Arab Authoritarian Bargain Collapsing?
Raj Desai, Anders Olofsgård and Tarik Yousef, February 8, 2011 

 

Authoritarian Bargain Collapses in Middle East
Raj Desai and Tarik Yousef, February 2, 2011

 

How Will Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution Affect the Arab World?
Ragui Assaad, January 24, 2011

 

 

Media Citations of MEYI Experts and Research

 

Young rebels: What to watch for in Libya
Ragui Assaad, March 30, 2011
MinnPost

 

Paying for Peace
Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, March 29, 2011
Slate

 

For Arab Youth, Dreams May Be Deferred
Tarik Yousef, March 25, 2011
NPR

 

Internet's fine, but TV is most trusted
Paul Dyer, March 23, 2011
Gulf News

 

Traditions take pride of place
Paul Dyer, March 23, 2011
Gulf News

 

Soaring inflation cause for concern
Paul Dyer, March 23, 2011
Gulf News

 

Long tedious process towards reforms
Paul Dyer, March 23, 2011
Gulf News

 

Democracy is a top priority
Taufiq Rahim, March 16, 2011
7Days

 

Mideast 'baby boomers': Shock troops of protests
Tarik Yousef and Ragui Assad, March 1, 2011
MSNBC

 

Gaddafi vows to crush protesters
Tarik Yousef, February 26, 2011
Al Jazeera

  

Yousef Says Algeria, Yemen in `Line of Fire' for Revolt Gas
Tarik Yousef, February 25, 2011
Bloomberg

 

Arab Nations Lag behind Rest of World Economically, Despite Oil and Natural Gas
Tarik Yousef, February 23, 2011
Washington Post

  

In power for 42 years and intent on staying on. But who is Colonel Qaddafi?
Tarik Yousef, February 23, 2011
France24

 

Jobless youth a ticking time bomb
Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, February 22, 2011
Financial Chronicle (India)

 

Unemployment, Young Populace Create Explosive Mix
Ragui Assaad, February 18, 2011
NPR

 

Egyptians Say Military Discourages an Open Economy
Ragui Assaad, February 17, 2011
New York Times

 

Egyptens økonomi kommer stærkt igen (in Danish)
Egypt’s Economy Is Strong Again (in English)
Tarik Yousef, February 14-20, 2011
Ugebrevet A4

 

Demographics of Arab Protests
Ragui Assaad, February 14, 2011
Council on Foreign Relations

 

Brookings: Taking Stock of the Youth Challenge in the Middle East: New Data and New Questions
Samantha Constant and Mary Kraetsch, June 14, 2011 (reposted)
Council on Foreign Relations

 

Jordanians demand change — just don't touch the king
Middle East Youth Initiative, February 11, 2011
Toronto Star

 

A Younger Generation Speaks to Power
Edward Sayre, February 11, 2011
The Takeaway (audio)

 

Wave of Change: Protesters Gain New Stamina; A Lifetime Under Mubarak; Egypt's Restless Youth
Tarik Yousef, February 9, 2011
The Takeaway (audio)

 

Up With Egypt
Thomas Friedman cites MEYI's Generation in Waiting, February 8, 2011
New York Times

 

Despite Market Fears, Regional Investors See Opportunities Beyond the Turmoil
Paul Dyer, February 8, 2011
Knowledge@Wharton

 

Egypt, The Age Of Disruption And The 'Me' In Media
Jose Antonio Vargas cites Generation in Waiting, February 7, 2011
Huffington Post

 

High Food Prices and Unemployment Fuel Uprisings in the Middle East
Tarik Yousef, February 4, 2011
The Takeaway (audio) 

 

Minnesota Professor Sheds Light on Egypt Crisis
Ragui Assaad, February 4, 2011
The Examiner 

 

No Quick Fix for Arab Youth’s Economic Woes (in English)
Arabische Wirtschaftskrise: Kein Job, Kein Geld, Keine Frau (in German)
Ragui Assaad and Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, February 3, 2011
Der Spiegel 

 

Professor Predicts Democracy for Egypt
Ragui Assaad, February 3, 2011
FOX 9 News in Minneapolis (video) 

 

Ellison Steps Forward, Tweets for the Egyptian ‘Ppl’
Ragui Assaad, February 3, 2011
Minneapolis Star Tribune 

 

Inside the Numbers: The Frustrations of a Generation
Middle East Youth Initiative, February 2, 2011
CNN 

 

The Youth Employment Bomb
Middle East Youth Initiative, February 2, 2011
Business Week 

 

Egypt Bank Closures Halt Remittances
Ragui Assaad, February 2, 2011
NPR Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal, American Public Media (audio and transcript) 

 

La juventud arabe, entre la exclusion y la espera (in Spanish)
Tarik Yousef and Paul Dyer, February 2, 2011
El Pais

 

Youth for Change in the Middle East – A Massive Challenge, A New Opportunity
Middle East Youth Initiative, February 2, 2011
The Next Billion 

 

Uprising in Egypt: Rebirth in an Ancient Land?
Paul Dyer and Ragui Assaad, February 2, 2011
Knowledge@Wharton 

 

Minnesota Professor Sheds Light on Egypt Crisis
Ragui Assaad, February 2, 2011
CBS Minnesota (audio) 

 

Empty Pockets Stoked Discontent in Egypt, Tunisia
Tarik Yousef, February 1, 2011
NPR (audio and transcript) 

 

Egypt President Mubarak is ‘Making the Whole Country Pay the Price’
Ragui Assaad, February 1, 2011
ABC News 

 

Youth Movements and Revolution in Egypt
Ragui Assaad, February 1, 2011
A talk by Ragui Assaad at the Institute for Advanced Study, University of Minnesota (audio and video of presentation) 

 

Mubarak’s Grip on Power Is Shaken
Ragui Assaad, January 31, 2011
New York Times 

 

By Now, It Should be Clear to all that Mubarak’s Time is Up
Ragui Assaad, January 31, 2011
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) (audio and transcript) 

 

Behind the Turmoil in Egypt: Angry Young People Who Expected More
Ragui Assaad, January 31, 2011
MinnPost.com 

 

Cairo Native Sees Hope Beneath Images of Violence in Egypt
Ragui Assaad, January 31, 2011
MSNBC 

 

Choice of Suleiman Likely to Please the Military, Not the Crowds
Ragui Assaad, January 29, 2011
New York Times 

 

The Arab World’s Youth Army
Tarik Yousef, January 27, 2011
Foreign Policy 

 

The State of Socioeconomic Development in the Arab World
Tarik Yousef, January 20, 2011
Dubai Media (video in Arabic)

 

Bleak Jobs Picture in the Middle East
James Wolfensohn, January 11, 2011
CNBC

 

Photo source: Muhammad Ghafari/ Giza, Egypt

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