COVID-19 Temporarily Tamps Down Unrest in the Middle East
Mar 27, 2020 | 20:09 GMT
(Lebanese Presidency Office/Handout/Anadolu Agency via GETTY IMAGES)
- The loss of momentum in long-running protest movements in the Middle East and North Africa is only temporary.
- The underlying conditions driving the protests remain in place, and will be made even worse by the economic shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- While Q2 could see depressed demonstration activity, Q3 and Q4 could become tumultuous in the Middle East and North Africa.