In response to being side-lined by Muslim Brotherhood leadership, young members have been leaving the organization to join extremist groups like the Islamic State. Realizing that the future of the organization was at risk, the Muslim Brotherhood — for the firs time — is empowering its youth to lead the organization. More strident in their desire to confront and resist the current Egyptian government, the newly empowered youth supporters are likely to quickly take advantage of the organization’s decision to decentralize. One of the results will probably be an uptick in violence. However, young leaders’ desire to cooperate with opposition groups that they protested alongside in the January 25 uprising (but later became hostile towards) is a positive sign that could, potentially, lead the way towards a healthy degree of pluralism. Read more.