Amnesty International had this very interesting perspective on the fallout of the Arab Spring:
Over the past 10 years, since the mass uprisings of 2011 that became known as the ‘Arab Spring’, activists and human rights defenders across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have continued to demand their rights in the face of relentless repression, said Amnesty International, marking the anniversary of the protests.
Instead of addressing the root causes that drove people to take to the streets, authorities in Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Syria and Yemen have crushed protests and attempted to silence dissent, using extreme violence, mass arrests and arbitrary detention to intimidate critics.
Yet despite the risks and challenges, people across the region have continued to demand economic and labour rights, accountability, respect for the rule of law and basic freedoms. New generations of MENA activists are continuing to work online, in the diaspora or setting up new organizations even in the most repressive of contexts.
The full article can be read through this link.