Week nine came again current news would be discussed. Today’s lecture was about Arab spring. As we all know the Arabic revolution is one of the most present issues. For example, Syria, Palestine and even my beloved country Yemen. Moreover, Dr. Hamid presented in a very interesting way and that was by including some well said videos of journalists in ted talk. They mainly talked about Arab spring and revolution. It helped me to understand more about the causes and the effects and predict about the future of Arabic states. Arab revolution is really unusual and powerful without a leading center, organized structure those are mass movement. Arab spring is a revolutionary wave that happened and is still happening in the Arab world began on 18 December 2010 like Tunisian Egypt, Libya, Bahrain and Syria.
Majority of Arabian countries are located in the North Africa, western Asia and elsewhere. Currently, many of those Arabian countries are suffering from conflicts, war, and other political issues and more. Firstly, most of the Arabian countries have highly developed social and economic institutions and a much higher general level of education like Egypt, Tunisia and others. This is why their mass action is much progressing and clear, especially in Tunisia where the Tunisian revolution took a place due police corruption and president exploitation of the countries resources for his own interest.
I would like to mention my beloved country “Yemen”, where the opposition is represented by the president “Ali Abdullah Saleh’s” who ruled the country around 33 year and seeks the country’ wealth into his own interest rather than nation. Although, he had some mistakes and weakness but he helped Yemen and made a lot of progress, in overcoming the country backwardness, disunity and more! Now after Saleh’s departure, we hope we may get a batter leader who will bring about improvement and hope for a new Yemen.
Those Arab leaders were dictators who ruled and controlled the country for long period of time. For example, in Egypt around Mubarak-30 years, Yemen Ali Saleh for almost 33 years, Libya, Gaddafit almost 44 years and Tunisia Ben Ali 23 years. That is why, many of them used their positions for their personal enrichment rather than that of nations or the country’ development. As a consequence, many of the nations were facing hunger while the governments of the country were living a luxurious life. With those leaders the countries were having difficult economic and social problems for example poverty, human rights violation, corruption, unemployment rate is extremely high and more!. That is why the citizens of these countries made a revolution.
Lastly, I would like to say that I really enjoyed today’s lecture and feel proud of being an Arabian even though there are some issues but hopefully, in future these issues will be solved.