The Arab Spring and the Middle Easts Cold War

Afshan Chudry

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt


The 2011 Arab Spring irrevocably changed the political atmosphere of the Middle East, from regime collapses to civil war. This time period of instability has also caused the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran to become increasingly transparent through proxy wars, and the rise of non-state actors. This project looks at the ways in which the Arab Spring changed the power dynamics within the Middle East. This is done through using the realist school, the concept of balance of power and more specifically the defensive neorealist perspective. Primary and secondary sources were used in order to come to the final analysis that found that it seems as though the balance of power has now shifted into the favours of non-state actors, as well Saudi Arabia and Iran using the social protests as a means to further their own national interests in expanding their regional influence.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato17 dec. 2018
Antal sider19
VejledereLaust Schouenborg