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From Democratization to Securitization: Post‐Arab Spring Political Order in the Middle East



This article examines the question: why and how the wave of democratization in the Middle East has receded, giving way to the prioritization of security in the post‐Arab Spring by conducting analyses at three levels: societal, state, and international. By …

U.S. National Security Strategy 2018- English, French, Russian, Dari



President Donald Trump released his administrations U.S. National Security Strategy. See his vision here.

The four main pillars of his new strategy include:

  1. Protecting the U.S. from threats.
  2. Promoting American prosperity.
  3. Preserving “peace through strength.”
  4. Advancing American influence.

Take …

Arab States and the Alienation of the Masses: Pre and post Arab Spring



State polices and the strategic choices of the ruling elite have alienated the Arab people. This paper analyzes the source of the Arab masses alienation by the state using the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index (BTI) and the World Wide Governance …

Countering ISIS Online Propaganda



In the recent years, ISIS’ propaganda has become a major point of discussion among academicians and policy makers alike. The propaganda churned out by the group has reached massive proportions and has produced a certain quality just due to the …

Countering Violent Extremism



What Are Common Myths About CVE?

1-Extremists have some unique signs that can be Identified easily.

´Contrary to popular Perceptions, extremists can be ordinary citizens well-educated, well-off employed , have a family and  don’t suffer from poverty, marginalization, alienation or …

The Gulf in a Wider Context: Outside Nation-States in the Intensifying Iranian-Arab Security Competition



Russell contends that Iran’s relations with its Arab neighbors do not take place in a hermetically sealed regional environment. Rather, both Iran and the Arab states balance one another by leveraging relationships with nation-states from outside the Gulf. He addresses …