Nov. 30, 2016
Another Arab Awakening Is Looming, Warns a UN Report (Economist-UK)
The UN’s latest Arab Development Report, published on Nov. 29, notes that while in 2002, five Arab states were mired in conflict, today 11 are. As states fail, youth identify more with their religion, sect or tribe than their country.
Although home to only 5% of the world’s population, in 2014 the Arab world accounted for 45% of the world’s terrorism.
The Arab youth unemployment rate, at 30%, stands at more than twice the world’s average of 14%.