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dc.contributor.advisor Soltan, Gamal Abdel Gawad Bastaoros, Youssef Tarek 2015-05-27T08:02:25Z 2015-08-25T22:00:11Z 2015 Spring en_US 2015-05-27
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the foreign policy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia towards the Arab Spring that erupted in early in several Arab countries, and how Saudi Arabia dealt with these events. The reactions of Saudi Arabia towards the events of the Arab Spring seem contradictory in the sense of effectively supporting the regimes in Bahrain and Egypt whilst supporting the opposition in Libya and Syria. Several research questions are raised in this thesis, therefore this study attempts to provide answers on how a conservative status quo like the Kingdom serves its objectives in a revolutionary environment, and why Saudi Arabia applies these apparent contradictory measures in dealing with the Arab Spring. This study uses Neoclassical Realist approach to study the foreign policy behavior of Saudi Arabia towards the Arab Spring, and how Saudi Arabia dealt with the threats unleashed by the Arab Spring. Lastly, the conclusion of this thesis tests the hypotheses and offers a comprehensive understating of the Saudi reaction towards the Arab Spring from a Neoclassical Realist perspective. en_US
dc.format.extent 125 p. en_US
dc.format.medium bibliographies en_US
dc.format.medium monographs en_US
dc.format.medium journals (periodicals) en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Arab Spring en_US
dc.subject Saudi Arabia en_US
dc.subject Neoclassical realism en_US
dc.subject foreign policy en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Saudi Arabia -- Foreign relations -- 21st century.
dc.subject.lcsh Saudi Arabia -- Foreign relations -- Syria.
dc.subject.lcsh Syria -- Foreign relations -- Saudi Arabia.
dc.subject.lcsh Saudi Arabia -- Foreign relations -- Egypt.
dc.subject.lcsh Egypt -- Foreign relations -- Saudi Arabia.
dc.subject.lcsh Saudi Arabia -- Foreign relations -- Libya.
dc.title The Saudi reaction to the Arab revolts: the paradoxical Saudi policy towards the Arab Spring en_US
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dc.subject.discipline International Relations en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Political Science en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval is not necessary for this item, since the research is not concerned with living human beings or bodily tissue samples. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Bahi, Riham
dc.contributor.committeeMember Fishere, Ezzedine

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