03 Feb '11, 10am

#Egypt Today, Saudi Arabia Tomorrow? THE TEMASEK REVIEW Ironic commentary on #jan25 from Singapore!

#Egypt Today, Saudi Arabia Tomorrow? THE TEMASEK REVIEW Ironic commentary on #jan25 from Singapore!

Start with 80 million people, almost 30% of them illiterate Pack them into narrow corridors of arable land along the Nile and the Suez more densely than in Bangladesh or the Netherlands Double the population of 15-to-24 year-olds during the 30-year reign of a brutal dictator Turn growing numbers of university graduates out into a stagnant low-tech economy Suppress alternative political and religious views as well as freedoms of speech and association Egypt is only the most spectacular instance of a popular Arab uprising that has already toppled the Tunisian dictator and sparked protests in Algeria, Yemen, and Jordan. But the country that matches Egypt’s incendiary recipe more closely than most is the one that has remained curiously quiet of late: Saudi Arabia. The Saudis, of course, have oil wealth Egyptians can only envy. But the concentration of this wealth in royal pala...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/02/03/egypt-today-saudi...

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