The Arab Spring And The Middle East

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The Arab Spring refers to the revolts that arose independently and spread through the Arab country in 2011. The origin of these uprisings was in Tunisia late in the year 2010 and spread to other nations in the Arab world like Egypt, Libya, Syria, and Yemen. The Middle East commonly considered to be the hot-spot for tensions and instabilities. The Arab spring increased the level of tension in the states with several implications on the region’s security. The events of the Arab Spring lasted for three years. According to Elfatih Abdel Salam (119), the Arab Spring has led to changes in the Middle East as well as exacerbate other problems. Early 2011, the Arab awakening commenced where cataclysmic events of the Arab Spring initiated. Among the changes that arose because of the Arab Spring was regional security. Hence, the essence of this paper is to appraise the impacts on security. Causes of the Arab Spring As the uprisings started in December 2010, leaders of several nations such as Tunisia were already dethroned whereas protests had only begun in Algeria and Iraq. The protests were to show the people’s dissatisfaction with the status quo in leadership (Abdelsalam 120). Smaller protests had also started in Sudan and Jordan. Apart from the protests in the Arab territories, there were others outside those limits in places like Iranian Khuzestan and Israel. The protests in the Middle East and North Africa depicted similar patterns which involved strikes, demonstrations, and
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