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By Holger Albrecht,Aurel Croissant,Fred H. Lawson

Following the preferred uprisings that swept around the Arab global starting in 2010, defense force remained pivotal actors in politics during the area. As demonstrators began to problem entrenched autocratic rulers in Tunis, Cairo, Sana'a, and Manama, the militaries stormed again into the limelight and principally decided even if any given ruler survived the protests. In Tunisia, Egypt, and Yemen, senior officials pulled clear of their presidents, whereas in Algeria, Bahrain, and Syria, they didn't. extra very important, army officials took command in shaping the recent order and clash trajectories all through that region.

Armies and Insurgencies within the Arab Spring explores the valuable difficulties surrounding the function of defense force within the modern Arab international. How and why do army apparatuses actively intrude in politics? What explains the truth that in a few international locations, army officials and rank-and-file take steps to guard an incumbent, whereas in others they illness and chorus from suppressing well known protest? What are the institutional legacies of the military's engagement in the course of, and within the instant aftermath of, mass uprisings?

Focusing on those questions, editors Holger Albrecht, Aurel Croissant, and Fred H. Lawson have prepared Armies and Insurgencies within the Arab Spring into 3 sections. the 1st employs case experiences to make comparisons inside and among areas; the second one examines army engagements within the Arab uprisings in Yemen, Bahrain, and Syria; and the 3rd appears to be like at political advancements following the cresting of the protest wave in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and the Gulf. the gathering promotes greater realizing not just of the actual historical past of army engagement within the Arab Spring but additionally of important facets of the transformation of political-military family in different areas of the modern world.

Contributors: Holger Albrecht, Risa A. Brooks, Cherine Chams El-Dine, Virginie Collombier, Aurel Croissant, Philippe Droz-Vincent, Kevin Koehler, Fred H. Lawson, Shana Marshall, Dorothy Ohl, David Pion-Berlin, Tobias Selge, Robert Springborg.

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