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Middle East: A Regional Instability Prototype Provoking Third Party Interventions


  1. Waseem Din
    Ph. D Scholar, Department of Political Science, University of the Punjba, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  2. Prof. Dr. Iram Khalid
    Chairperson, Department of Political Science, University of the Punjba, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan


Third party interventions always prolong the interstate or civil wars with unending sufferings and devastations. The entire Middle East region is fraught with tensions, conflicts, civil wars and rivalries. From strategic interests to power grabbing, sectarian divisions, flaws in the civil and social structure of the state and society, ethnic insurrections, and many other shapes of instability syndromes can be diagnosed in this region. In the post-Arab Spring, 2011, the emerging new regional hierarchical order for power/dominance, in addition to the weakening/declining dominant US power in the region, changed the entire shape of already conflict-ridden region. New weak or collapsing states and bifurcation of the ‘status quo’ and ‘counter-hegemonic’ states along with their respective allies, made this region a prototype of instability in the regional security complex of the Middle East, as a direct result of these developments. The perpetuation of these abnormalities would not recede this instability conundrum from the region, provoking third party intervention, if not contained.

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Conflicts/Civil Wars, Dominant Power, Instability, Intervention, Middle East, Middle Powers, Regional Hierarchy, Regional Powers, Security Complex, Weak State


Article # 44
Volume # 2
Issue # 4

DOI info

DOI Number: 10.47205/jdss.2021(2-IV)44
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