The Future of the Middle East Lies With Its People

The Future of the Middle East Lies With Its People
A woman chants slogans during a protest against price hikes and commemorating the anniversary of the 2011 Arab Spring protests, in Rabat, Morocco, Feb 20, 2022 (AP photo by Mosa'ab Elshamy).

During the 15 months I wrote the Middle East Memo newsletter, I sought to explore the myriad challenges the Middle East faces, from authoritarianism, to human rights abuses, to the climate crisis, to poor governance. In the end, I remain more certain than ever that the region’s future depends mainly on its people.

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