Arab Spring and Globalization

analytical Essay
1742 words
1742 words

Political uprisings in the Middle East, especially in Muslim nation states have placed Arabian politics back on the focus point of international politics. Political events in certain Arab countries had an excessive impact on the political development of other neighboring states. Resistances and anxieties within different Arab countries triggered unpredictable actions, sometimes sorely to observe and believe. The authoritarian governments of Arabian countries led from various dictators have created a precarious situation for their people, especially in providing national security and maintaining peace in the region. Jack Goldstone argues that the degree of a sultan’s weakness has been often only visible in retrospect; due in part to the nature of the military-security complex common across Middle East states (Goldstone 1). In addition, the existence of various statesmen with political affiliation is concerned in faithfulness of its armed forces. Usually, the armed national forces of several states, mainly those in Arab countries are loyal and closely affiliated to their leaders, which have a major role in state regimes. Arab uprisings in their early spreading appeared legally responsible and with concrete demands from representatives’ peoples, calling for a more open democratic system and reasonable governance. Even though, the system in which popular frustration with government imposes alters considerably from one state to another. These public revolts against different authoritative governments didn’t halt just in Arab states, but they sustained also in the Far East and in the Eastern Europe. Can we say that the popular uprisings in Arab countries could be attributed to the term of globalization? In fact, globalization is a multi...

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...n possess in the world, precisely in respect to conflicts. With the U.S. invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, civil war in Syria, the Arab Spring, the Russian invasion of Georgia, and numerous other conflicts; it is clear that globalization does not end conflicts completely.
However, globalization could have an effect on conflicts and on who is involved fighting in these conflicts.

Works Cited

Axford, Barrie. “Theories of Globalization.” Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013.
Dabashi, Hamid. “The Arab Spring: The End of Postcolonialism.” London: Zed Books, 2012.
Goldstone, Jack A. “Understanding the Revolutions of 2011: Weakness and Resilience in Middle Eastern Autocracies.” New York: Council on Foreign Relations NY, 2011.
Panah, Maryam. “The Islamic Republic and the World: Global Dimensions of the Iranian Revolution.” Ann Arbor, Michigan; London: Pluto Press, 2007.

In this essay, the author

  • Argues that the popular uprisings in arab countries could be attributed to the term of globalization.
  • Analyzes how globalization had a countless impact on recent political developments in the so-called arab spring.
  • Explains that the unrests and political revolutions have given countries the perfect opportunity to achieve foreign policy initiatives.
  • Analyzes how the recent actions in egypt revealed the power and enthusiasm of egyptian people for radical changes in the system of governance and providing human rights.
  • Explains that the arab spring was attributed to globalization due to the impact of economic policies between arab countries and abroad.
  • Explains that greece and turkey have been facing problems in economic section and dissatisfaction of their people. the protests began peacefully in taksim gezi square with a purpose of preserving the environment.
  • Explains that there is a clash of ideas sometimes between globalization and americanization. globalization can be referred to culture, economic interchanges and religion prospects.
  • Opines that globalization could have an effect on conflicts and on who is involved in fighting them.
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