Abstract

"Starving for Stability: The Likelihood of U.S. Intervention in Egypt, Libya, and Syria"

Katherine F. Sizemore

The Middle East is highly factious, broken into countless sects, nations, and tribes creating a region of various beliefs, ideals, and cultures; therefore, these differences need to be reflected in U.S. foreign policy in this region. Most recently, the wave of Arab Spring uprisings in 2011 have further illuminated the presence and importance of the Middle East on a global scale, forcing the United States to reassess its relationship and presence in this region. An analysis of the uprisings in Egypt, Libya, and Syria, illustrate that the conditions in each nation-state made them exceptionally prone to mass uprisings; the economic, political, and social conditions were key factors which promoted these revolutions, and it is necessary for the United States and the West to intervene in an appropriate manner which stimulates long term stability in the region.

 
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