About Arab Awakening
The entry onto the world’s political stage of young activists alongside millions of ordinary people across the Middle East was sensational. Here were people who found the courage to stand up and shout aloud their pent-up anger at years of despotic rule and their dream of freedom and justice. How will this generation – close to 200 million of the Arab world’s 340 million people are under 30-years old – meet the myriad socio-economic challenges they face on a daily basis across the region?
On Arab Awakening we wish to capture the emerging plurality in social views, political positions, economic approaches, social and national identities and frames of reference this awakening has inspired - and use it to help us read a rapidly changing world.