Rabat - Many people from the Arab Spring countries are regretting loudly the dictatorships they have euphorically booted out of power few years ago, because since, neither democracy has occurred, as they were told, nor their living standards have improved. Worse, they are facing daily instability and all the dangers it entails, for themselves and their families, and have, likewise, lost their jobs and, as a result, their daily bread, as well as sectarian strife.

Dr Mohamed Chtatou is a professor at the University of Mohammed V in Rabat.