Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security
The world has entered a decade of demonstrations against existing power structures since 2010. Major causes of this civil protest explosion are the result of increasing: authoritarianism, Islamic fundamentalism, secessionism, legitimacy of concept, political influence and eliciting international sympathy and support.
A secondary cause is the copy-cat approach to political empowerment; and what seemed at the time, successes of a potential democratic wave in North Africa and Central Asia.