What is the legacy of Egypt’s Arab Spring, 10 years on?

Democracy in Question

10 years ago anti-government protests in Tunisia sparked a wave of spontaneous uprisings against authoritarian regime’s in the Middle East and North Africa. The Arab Spring was met with repression by governments in the region, but ultimately led to the ousting of rulers such as Ben Ali in Tunisia, Muammar Gaddafi in Libya and Hosni Mubarak in Egypt. But the hope that these changes would usher a new era of democracy in the region has been belied. Michael Wahid Hanna helps us understand the turbulent events of 2010 in Egypt, what changes they led to and why prospects for democracy in the country still appear bleak