Democracy in the Middle East Analysis Essay

Montclair State University Democracy in the Middle East Analysis Essay

Montclair State University

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Considering that the Arab Spring, with the significant exception of Tunisia, mostly failed to bring about the long-anticipated changes to the Middle East power structures and democratize the political systems in the region, what will be the prospects of democratization in the Middle East within the next decade? Is the United States seriously interested in democratization of the Middle East or as some scholars believe, secure flow of oil from the region and keeping the Islamist groups out of power are of such utmost importance to the U.S. that it will continue to support some authoritarian governments in the region notably Saudi Arabian rulers?

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