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A Tale of Four Worlds: The Arab Region After the Uprisings

David Ottaway and Marina Ottaway

Abstract

First came the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire following World War I; then, in the 1950s and ’60s, the Nasser-inspired wave of Arab nationalism and socialism. The Arab world’s third great political cataclysm of the past 100 years—the 2011 uprisings—has also brought permanent changes, but not as its activists had hoped.Their consequences have differed greatly from area to area, splintering the Arab region into four different worlds. The Levant states have disintegrated, possibly irreversibly. The Gulf monarchies have embarked on far-reaching plans of economic and social change to stave off ... More

Keywords: 2011 Uprisings, Military Authoritarianism, War on Islamists, Integration of Islamists In Political System, State Disintegration in Iraq And Syria

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190061715
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190061715.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Ottaway, author
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C.

Marina Ottaway, author
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C.