Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- Prince Moulay Hicham gave a talk entitled “The Arab Spring Reloaded,” last Tuesday, April 12 in Yale University (featured video).
Moulay Hicham said that he forecasts a new wave of the Arab spring tsunami to hit the Arab world in the future because of the resurgence of authoritarianism and the undeniable demand for voice in politics, articulated by young citizens.
“In all of its expressions, however, retrenched authoritarianism makes the major but untenable gamble that youths can be permanently deactivated. In general, repression has become symbiotic with social mobilization: the more that a regime perceives society as willing to rebel, then the more repression it will deploy.This, however, is a mistake,” Moulay Hicham said.
“As a researcher, I do not like to prognosticate about the future, but we can certainly identify viable trends based upon present circumstances. As hesitant as I am in predicting the timing or sequence of another Arab Spring, I am extremely certain in its inevitability given the resurgence of authoritarianism and the undeniable demand for voice in politics articulated by young citizens,” Moulay Hicham further noted.
The Moroccan Times.