The dynamic of changes in the Arab world - EXPeditions

The dynamic of changes in the Arab world

by Eugene Rogan
  • Key point 1
    Suppression of Muslim movements, especially in Egypt, breeded resentment and a view of regional governments as un-Islamic and unaligned with Muslim interests.
  • Key point 2
    The successful Iranian revolution galvanised militant movements in the Arab world. Organisations like the Muslim Brotherhood were thereby emboldened to challenge autocratic regimes and further their political agenda.
  • Key point 3
    The 2003 invasion of Iraq resulted in a Sunni-Shia divide. This division increased violence in the region and allowed for hypercharged movements like ISIS to gain influence.