The Middle East is experiencing an unprecedented "youth bulge." With over 30 percent of its population between the ages of 15 and 29, representing over 100 million youth, this is the highest proportion of youth to adults in the region’s history. By implementing sound economic and social policies, countries can take advantage of the youth bulge and translate it into a dividend that promises better economic and social outcomes.
Farah Baker, 16, uses her phone to tweet in her family's home in Gaza City (REUTERS/Siegfried Modola).
Paper | Center for Middle East Policy Analysis Papers
Salafists and Sectarianism: Twitter and Communal Conflict in the Middle East
March 26, 2015, Geneive Abdo
The widening divide between Shi‘a and Sunni believers has become one of the most important factors in destabilizing the Middle East, and Geneive Abdo examines the rising Salafist players who are intimately engaged in the public debate on social media.
Middle East and North Africa
The Arab Awakening and Middle East Unrest
Opinion | The Huffington Post
March 25, 2015, Ömer Taşpınar
March 12, 2015, Maysa Jalbout
March 6, 2015, Maysa Jalbout
February 2015, Hafez Ghanem
December 8, 2014, Mayyada Abu Jaber
October 2014, Maysa Jalbout
September 15, 2014, Mayyada Abu Jaber
May 12, 2014, Hafez Ghanem
April 22, 2014, Fred Dews
February 12, 2014
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