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Second wave of Arab revolutions ‘inevitable’, experts say

Economic and urbanisation challenges will reignite calls for change in Arab world, speakers at Al Jazeera Forum predict.

Egyptian anti-government activists clash with riot police in Cairo in January 2011 [File: Ben Curtis/AP]

Doha, Qatar – Eight years after the so-called Arab Spring, the region is facing the prospect of another phase of revolts due to pressing financial, urbanisation and unemployment challenges, experts have argued.

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Several Arab leaders were deposed in the aftermath of the popular 2010 and 2011 uprisings, while others’ grip on power was loosened.

Speaking during the 12th Al Jazeera Forum, held this weekend in Qatar’s capital, Doha, a number of regional experts said it is “inevitable” that change will come to a region with one of the world’s highest percentages of youth.

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