Source: Middle East Institute
On the 10th anniversary of the Tahrir Revolution, the ramifications of the protests could not be clearer. The Tahrir Revolution led directly to Egypt’s current political, economic, and geostrategic realities. While Egypt is the only MENA economy that is expected to grow during the pandemic — thanks to a massive state-led spending blitz — the most populous Arab nation is simultaneously witnessing unprecedented levels of poverty, unemployment, underemployment, and inequality. Politically, Egypt’s opposition, inside the country and in exile, is fragmented. And the nation’s millennial generation, who led the revolution, is leaving the country en masse, while Generation Z is reshaping culture, art, and entrepreneurship and pushing the boundaries of the country’s old traditions.
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