The Future of Democracy in the Arab World

What went wrong with the "Arab Spring", and how to fix it? 
With Former Tunisian President Mohamed Moncef Marzouki

On Tuesday, November 22, the Washington Center for Yemeni Studies, in collaboration with The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy in Washington, D.C., presents: “The Future of Democracy in the Arab World,” with Dr. Moncef Marzouki, former President of Tunisia.

The conservation was moderated by: Radwan Masmoudi of CSID and Husam Kaid of WCYS

At “The Future of Democracy in the Arab World” hosted by the Washington Center for Yemeni Studies Center and the Center for Study of Islam and Democracy, former Tunisian President Mohamed Moncef Marzouki discussed democracy in the Middle East amid the aftermath of the so-called Arab Spring–a series of anti-government protests that occurred in the region around 2010-2012.

He outlined why the revolutions failed, saying citizens were victims of ruling elites and intervening dictators across the region, as well as internal divisions between Islamists and secularists. The former president also said the fight for democracy is ongoing and he fears a more violent revolution will happen in the future, which he called an “Arab Volcano.”

– This event was hosted by WCYS & CSID at the National Press Club


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