Regime Security and Shifting Arab Alliances

Curtis R. Ryan

in Inter-Arab Alliances

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033075
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039558 | DOI:
Regime Security and Shifting Arab Alliances

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This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on regime security and shifting inter-Arab alliances. It proposes a specific model for understanding the dynamics of inter-Arab relations and shifting Arab alliances, positioned against the broader context of what is too often a Western-centric literature on alliances and international relations. It suggests that alliances and alignments are best seen as transnational support coalitions between ruling regimes, rather than as combinations of states allying together as unitary rational actors.

Keywords: inter-Arab alliances; regime security; coalitions; ruling regimes; international relations; inter-Arab relations

Chapter.  2493 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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