Saturday, January 15, 2011

What does Tunisia's meltdown mean for the Maghreb?

“I am a doctor. This country needs doctors. You see the disconnect.”

Recent events in Tunisia remind me of the words of one of Morocco’s "Diplômés Chômeurs." Swept up in a protest this past fall outside of Rabat's Parliament, I asked one young man to explain the words on his sign: There is a disconnect between youth and the supposedly democratic regime, he described, which leaves both the populace unhappy and the country underdeveloped. The human capital is there. The jobs are not....

Read my full article on PolicyMic, and let me know what you think!

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