Military Responses to the Arab Uprisings and the Future of Civil-Military Relations in the Middle East: Analysis from Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and Syria

William C. Taylor


Military Responses to the Arab Uprisings and the Future of Civil-Military Relations in the Middle East: Analysis from Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and Syria

Military Responses to the Arab Uprisings and the Future of Civil-Military Relations in the Middle East: Analysis from Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and Syria

  • Title: Military Responses to the Arab Uprisings and the Future of Civil-Military Relations in the Middle East: Analysis from Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and Syria
  • Author: William C. Taylor
  • ISBN: 9781137410047
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Hardcover



Arab military responses to the popular uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa in 2011 differed notably from one another Despite numerous economic, social, and political similarities among countries, Arab militaries have fractured, remained unified, staunchly supported the regime, boldly stood with the protesters, or remained neutral This book examines the deciArab military responses to the popular uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa in 2011 differed notably from one another Despite numerous economic, social, and political similarities among countries, Arab militaries have fractured, remained unified, staunchly supported the regime, boldly stood with the protesters, or remained neutral This book examines the decision making calculus of Arab militaries in times of social unrest and reveals why the sale of military equipment to Arab militaries and the Western education of their officers have an inconsequential impact on their domestic behavior Instead, Arab militaries are clearly driven by domestic restraints and institutional interests Indeed, the recent spate of social uprisings across the region signals the onset of a new era of civil military relations in the Arab world.


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This book looks at the way four Arab uprisings played out (as of 2014). The author is concerned with civil-military relations which is appropriate since the regimes involved all were (at least a one time) military dictatorships and the uprisings are a demonstration of the change in power between civil society and the government (military). The author develops a model that predicts the behavior of the military in the wake of an uprising. An additional chapter that is out of place in the book look [...]


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