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Arab Youth

The Arab World's Global Citizens

Sunil John | Posted 07.05.2014 | World
Sunil John

Nearly half of all those polled (46 percent) agree with the statement, "Traditional values are outdated and belong in the past; I am keen to embrace modern values and beliefs," up from just 17 percent in 2011.

Time to Break the Cycle of Unemployment

Majid Jafar | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Majid Jafar

Just over three years ago, Arab youth took to the streets protesting and demanding a better life, a better job and a future that includes dignity and respect.

The Voice of Arab Optimism

Sunil John | Posted 06.23.2013 | World
Sunil John

As intractable as many of the region's problems are, Arab youth are proud of what they have achieved and excited by their untapped potential. An impressive 87% say they are more proud to be an Arab today, and this heightened self-esteem is notable in each of the 15 countries we surveyed.

The Middle East in Transition: What Future for Arab Youth?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.07.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Arab youth are more concerned about fair pay, home ownership, and a decent life than democracy, according to a survey that analyzed data from 12 countries.

Arab Youth and Economic Prospects

Philip Seib | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Philip Seib

Public diplomacy involves long-term strategies, and the mix of hopes and concerns so clearly reflected in the responses to the Arab youth survey should be integrated into the planning of public diplomacy programs directed at this part of the world.

To Egypt's Youth: The Revolution Is Still Yours to Reclaim

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.24.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The Egyptian youth should organize itself and mobilize the masses (as they did in the initial stages of the revolution) to take to the streets in the millions in support of a single motto: save the revolution.

Yemeni Youth Central to Success

Manal Omar | Posted 01.29.2012 | World
Manal Omar

There is an open recognition that the movement for change would not have not progressed if it were not for the enthusiasm, energy, dedication, and personal sacrifice that came from the youth

The Miseducation of the Arab World

Taufiq Rahim | Posted 01.09.2012 | World
Taufiq Rahim

In Jordan, a shocking 70% of the population is below 30. This is a scenario repeated across the region. These active, aware and agitated populations are the casus belli for the wider insurrection in the Arab world.

The Arab Spring: A New Era in a Transforming Globe

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.08.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Contrary to what some commentators have said, the Arab uprisings are not a divorced phenomenon from the protests that have taken over many parts of the Western world due to the continuing economic crisis.

'Generation Freedom': Singing The Song Of Liberation Across The Middle East (EXCERPT)

Bruce Feiler | Posted 08.27.2011 | Religion
Bruce Feiler

As 2011 dawned, I watched with awe as wave after wave of hope-starved young people -- from Tunisia to Egypt to Libya to Syria -- took to the streets to reclaim their lives.

How a More Media-Savvy Generation Is Being Groomed in Dubai

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

As I prepared to leave Dubai following last month's 10th annual Arab Media Forum (AMF), the one image that really stayed with me was the dedication of...

Gaddafi Regime in 'State of Panic' as Libyans Take to the Streets for Day of Rage

Meedan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meedan

If there is one lesson we can learn from Tunisia and Egypt, it is that no one can tell what will happen tomorrow. Everything depends on the reactions of the people and the regime on the streets.

'Rage, Rap and Revolution: Inside the Arab Youth Quake'

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 15, as thousands of people gathered to protest against their ruler at a busy intersection in Manama, the capital of the small isl...

Are We Approaching a Major Conflict for Millions of Arab Youths?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Arab civil society leaders gathered on the shores of the Dead Sea were quite sure about the future of Arab youth. Leaders from Lebanon, Egypt, Yemen, Palestine (both West Bank and Gaza) and Jordan were invited by Naseej.

The Challenge of Arab Unemployment -- An Issue We Must Not Ignore!

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

While the problem of unemployment in the Arab world seems insurmountable, there are a number of initiatives being implemented and proffered in the region to begin to put a dent in the problem.