Abstract the so called arab spring has brought more challenges to the security of the arabian gulf states members of the gulf cooperative council (gcc) this article aims to reach a better understanding of the main threats facing the gcc states in the post arab spring era it argues that the conservative system of the. Military commitment to the gulf region, the perception of us aban- donment is nonetheless animating policies among the gcc states and cannot be dismissed many gcc leaders interpret the us withdrawal from iraq in 2011, the announced “pivot” to asia, the approach toward the arab spring, the nuclear agreement with. The purpose of this chapter is to present new empirical research on the arab spring and, specifically, to focus on the attitudes of residents of one country in the middle east towards the arab spring this research was conducted in the united arab emirates (uae), which has been one of the main migrant destinations in the. Gulf cooperation council countries (saudi arabia, kuwait, bahrain, uae, oman, and qatar) are all hereditary monarchies with jordan and morocco in the middle east1 since all of the gcc countries are oil producers and benefit from rentier economy, therefore, we might ask question that why arab spring could not change. Authors: mainuddin, rolin g issue date: 2016-11 publisher: the institute for peace and unification studies, seoul national university citation: asian journal of peacebuilding, vol4 no2, pp 161-186 keywords: gcc arab spring democratization democratic transition institutional transformation political reform abstract.
The arab spring has brought a newfound sense of purpose to the gulf co- operation council (gcc), a six-member club of mostly sunni oil-exporting arab monarchies despite regular declarations of brotherly love at expensive summits, the gcc's plans for further integration have been hampered for years. This paper asks the question: are the gcc shi'a engaged in their own “shi'a spring movement”, and, if so, what does this mean for the future of shi'a communities in the arabian gulf while the “arab spring” is a movement that is shared among an entire ethno-linguistic group, shi'a protesters belong to a group that have. Further catch-up decline or even a shift to a more radically downward trend before presenting patterns of marriage in the gcc states, i provide a bit of background on the significance and measurement of marriage i then describe the nature of the arab spring subsidies in gcc states, which vary to a surprising extent finally.
The arab uprisings, the backlash against the joint comprehensive plan of action signed between iran and the p5+1 in july 2015, and the palpable sense of unease among 1 the gulf cooperation council was established on may 25, 1981, is headquartered in riyadh, saudi arabia, and has six member states: bahrain,. Translation: “the next arab spring will be led by three, the custodian of the two holy mosques, the president of egypt abdel fattah al-sisi and his royal highness sheikh mohammed bin zayed” the comments come as the diplomatic crisis between the gulf cooperation council countries and qatar. On one side of this debate is the gulf cooperation council, led by saudi arabia, that views democratic reform as a threat to economic stability on the other side are the forces of the arab spring, which have called for political reform in states such as egypt, syria, and libya, even if these reforms come at the expense of.
It is apposite to interrogate the notion of 'monarchical exceptionalism' when testing the idea that the 'arab spring' has not affected the so-called 'ruling bargain' in the gulf cooperation council (gcc) the arab spring élan is presented in this paper as the sole dynamic with attributes of 'exceptionalism. The group has responded to the “arab spring” and in particular to the slow, negotiated toppling of ali abdullah salih in yemen in addition, it looks at the huthi stance toward yemen's gulf cooperation council (gcc)-backed transitional process as well as how regional developments may begin to play a stronger role in.
Section 1 beyond the arab spring gulf countries' domestic and international drivers of change the gcc economic model in an age of austerity 5 steffen hertog associate professor london school of economics immigration vs population in the gulf. The saudi-led intervention in bahrain began on 14 march 2011 to assist the bahraini regime in suppressing an anti-government uprising in the country the intervention came three weeks after the us pressured bahrain to withdraw its military forces from the streets as a decision by gulf cooperation council (gcc), the. The turmoil sweeping across the arab world and the ensuing transition processes have been a crucial test for saudi arabia, qatar, bahrain, kuwait, the united arab emirates (uae), and oman confronted with external as well as internal outbursts of disaffection, they have responded in a mixed way by. The arab revolutions: a second independence shafeeq ghabra 1 a formative stage: relations between gcc and north african countries after the arab spring eman ragab 9 a european perspective on the gcc involvement in the mediterranean in light of the arab spring kristian coates ulrichsen.
The democratization drive of the 1990s and early 2000s seemed to meet its fate with the arab spring demands for democracy in bahrain in 2011, which would have brought to power the shia majority and toppled with sunni monarchy were crushed by the gulf cooperation council saudi arabia, the uae.
The arab world is fundamentally changing, and many arab leaders are racing to adapt showing increased signs of nervousness, the leaders of the gulf states have adopted the saudi king's recommendation to move the gulf cooperative council (gcc) toward “unity” the meeting of the rulers of the gcc. The gcc countries and the arab spring between outreach, patronage and repression silvia colombo abstract in 2011 the gulf cooperation council ( gcc) countries have been confronted with increasing challenges stemming from the arab uprisings internally they have had to face popular. Introduction: the arab spring: how immune are the gcc countries (pp 1-8) may seikaly and khawla mattar doi: 102307/jctt1df4hdf3 the many events, small and large, now known collectively as the “arab spring,” have altered today's world the mold of regime authoritarianism and popular impotence, long fixed.
The 2010-2011 arab spring caused upheaval in north africa's maghreb region, which comprises gulf state activities in the post-arab spring maghreb gcc gulf cooperation council gna government of national accord gnc general national congress hor house of representatives ibd. The center's paramount concern is the advancement of arab societies and states , their cooperation with one another and issues concerning the arab nation in general to that end, it seeks to examine and diagnose the situation in the arab world - states and communities- to analyze social, economic and cultural policies. Those responses have been felt in both domestic and foreign policy, from new forms of repression, deeper sectarianism, the evisceration of mass media and potential gcc expansion during the arab spring, calls for isqaat (downfall) rumbled through the streets of many countries, but the kingdoms also.