Rabat - The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011 have touched all corners of the Middle East and have affected all countries in different ways, resulting in anything from small scale protests against the government to full blown revolutions to overthrow dictators. Most protestors' calls were for an end to the dictatorships that had ruled over them for years and for them to be replaced with democracy. However, it takes a lot of time, work, and commitment for a country to achieve democracy and unfortunately none of these countries has achieved it yet. There is hope, though. There is hope…

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