مجلة الباحث للدراسات الأكاديمية
Volume 2, Numéro 3, Pages 15-28

Power Transition: The Arab Spring And Contestations Of American Hegemony

Authors : Fouzia Kaci .

Abstract

The Arab revolutions that had been triggered from Tunisia in 2010, with the self-immolation of Bouazizi, and then were spread in many countries of the Arab world, took the authoritarian regimes in this latter but also the international community by surprise, which made the Arab Spring the most critical and crucial event in the modern history of the Middle East. The complexity and surprising political developments of the Arab Spring, made regional politics trespass the American hegemony. Thus, the United States found itself since the inception of those events, in the sidelines; incapable to manipulate the rising regional forces, and avoiding to take part on local issues, such as the case of Egypt. Therefore, if the U. S. power is less efficient and less willing to intervene, the rising regional powers (Iran and Turkey) will seize this opportunity to reorder the regional affairs according to their own priorities, and this goes against U. S. vital interests in the region

Keywords

السلطة - الربيع العربي - الأنظمة الاستبدادية - الهيمنة الأمريكية - القوى الصاعدة.