Egyptian Revolution and Its Impact on the Stability in the Middle East
17 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2011
Date Written: June 25, 2011
Anyone interested in Egyptian history must be aware that the political and intellectual history of Egypt, in any historical epoch, is generally determined by the historical experience and the socio-economic circumstances in which the Egyptians found themselves. Today, Egypt has entered a new epoch of its history. Like any nation, the Egyptians have the right to determine their own destiny under normal circumstances and so it was that the Egyptians took to the streets, in sustained protest, against the 30-year rule of Mubarak's authoritarian dictatorship. Taking their destiny into their own hands, the Egyptians liberated their country from a brutal and corrupt regime and brought a new dawn to the Egyptian people. Focussing on these events the world powers - observers and decision makers - were apparently concerned with the question of stability in the Middle East in general, and the relationship between Egypt and its neighbouring countries, in particular. Contributing to the debate on this topic, this paper seeks to develop a better grasp of Egypt's political transition and potential scenarios, with special attention to the Egyptian revolution and its impact on the Middle East. A special focus will be given to Egypt's relations with the United States, Israel, Turkey and the Gulf countries and the impact of the Egyptian revolution on Tehran‘s domestic and foreign policy in the region. This paper also outlines the impact of the revolution on Islamic radicalism and deradicalisation, with special attention to the Muslim Brotherhood's long-standing objectives and other Islamists' political affairs.
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