The Arab Spring and the Egypt-United States of America's relations in post-revolution era

Taghdar, Hossein and Ahmad, Zaid and Alami, Abdolreza (2021) The Arab Spring and the Egypt-United States of America's relations in post-revolution era. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 29 (1). pp. 583-600. ISSN 0128-7702, DOI

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Egypt has experienced drastic changes in government recently. Studying these changes can lead to more understanding of the revolutions caused by the Arab Spring in other countries and can also explain the hegemonic conduct of the United States. This qualitative study was conducted through 1) reviewing scholarly published documents and other relevant official news resources that were published on the relationship between Egypt and the United States after the 2011 revolution, and 2) interviewing 12 key informants (ethnic, academic, and administrative elites). Qualitative content analysis was the main approach to data analysis. The results with a focus on both Obama's administration and Trumps' administration revealed that Egypt and the United States relations were affected due to Egypt's anti-western agenda. Later, the United States' main strategies in maintaining its hegemony in Egypt were discussed. Among these factors, 1) the United States' aid policy, 2) the United States' tolerance policy, 3) aborting FJP, 4) imposing the western culture, and 4) the United States' support of street protests can be mentioned. Areas for further research are discussed at the end of the study.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arab Spring; Egypt-The United States relations; Hegemony; Post-revolution era; Power transition theory;
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Media and Communication Studies
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 09 May 2022 01:37
Last Modified: 09 May 2022 01:37

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