Arab Awakening America and the Transformation of the Middle East

ISBN-10: 0815722265

ISBN-13: 9780815722267

Edition: 2011

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 11/4/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 381
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface: Why Should You Read This Book?
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Understanding the Arab Awakening
The Dynamics of the Arab Spring
Arab Public Opinion: What Do They Want?
Democratization 101: Historical Lessons for the Arab Spring
Islamists and the Brotherhood: Political Islam and the Arab Spring
The Impact of New Media: The Revolution Will Be Tweeted
The Impact on the Peace Process: Peacemaker or Peacebreaker?
The Arab Militaries: The Double-Edged Swords
The Economic Dimension: The Price of Freedom
Terrorism: Al-Qaeda and the Arab Spring
Countries in Transition
Democratizers? The Pursuit of Pluralism
Iraq: The Roller Coaster of Democracy
Egypt: The Prize
Tunisia: Birthplace of the Revolution
Libya: From Revolt to State-Building
The Palestinians: Between National Liberation and Political Legitimacy
The Imperative of Reform
Reform: Convincing Reluctant Regimes to Change
Making Reform Credible: The Critical Piece of the Puzzle
Saudi Arabia: The Elephant in the Living Room
Jordan: An Imperfect State
Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, and the UAE: The Nervous Bystanders
Bahrain: Island of Troubles
Morocco: The Model for Reform?
Algeria: Whistling Past the Graveyard
States in Crisis
States in Civil War: Challenges for the United States
Yemen: The Search for Stability and Development
Syria: The Ghosts of Hama
Other Regional Actors
Regional Actors: The Changing Balance of Power in the Middle East
Israel: A Frosty Response to the Arab Spring
Iran: The Bogeyman
Turkey: An Interested Party
The External Powers
External Powers: Riding the Tsunami
Europe: Muddling Through
Russia: Moscow Does Not Believe in Change
China: Unease from Afar
The International Order and the Emerging Powers: Implications of the Arab Awakening
The United States: A New American Grand Strategy for the Middle East
Appendix: Political, Social, and Economic Indicators of the Middle East
Notes
About the Authors
Index
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