The Persistent Demand of All Arab People

The Middle East Tribune

Arab Poverty-UNDP.orgMost foreign residents who happen to live or work in the Arab region are accustomed to hear the majority of Arab nationals and expatriates complaining about the living conditions and sociopolitical situations of their native countries. Nowadays Arabs tend to be freer to express their frustration and condemnation of the shortsighted policies of their ruling authorities, hired and fired alike. They often criticize the absence of real human development plans, presence of delusive reform and modernization process, and the continual dereliction of their civil liberties and human rights.

Arab people, by and large, denounce most (not to say all) long-serving politicians, monopolistic business tycoons and all radical religious groups of their countries. They mock we-will speeches and repetitive reform announcements of most Arab leadership and politicos as being full of false promises. They see red as they found out that newly installed Arab Spring governments are amateurishly recasting the corruption…

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An independent consultant with specialization in agriculture sector policies, food security, civil service and governance reforms, capacity building of senior government officers and prosecution of high profile corruption cases in developing countries.
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