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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 in the course of 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 made up our minds 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 vital, army officials took command in shaping the hot order and clash trajectories all through that region.

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

Focusing on those questions, editors Holger Albrecht, Aurel Croissant, and Fred H. Lawson have geared up Armies and Insurgencies within the Arab Spring into 3 sections. the 1st employs case stories to make comparisons inside of and among areas; the second one examines army engagements within the Arab uprisings in Yemen, Bahrain, and Syria; and the 3rd appears at political advancements following the cresting of the protest wave in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and the Gulf. the gathering promotes greater knowing not just of the actual background of army engagement within the Arab Spring but in addition of important features of the transformation of political-military family members 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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