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Rise of Non-State Actors in Middle East: Regional Dimensions
IPRI Journal (2015)
  • Shams uz Zaman, Mr.
Abstract

The situation in the Middle East has become extremely precarious due to issues which can be traced back to the colonial era. Imprudently drawn state borders, unsettled disputes like Palestine and ethno-religious schisms accentuate the inter-state and intra-state rivalries which have spun out of control due to foreign interventions. Extremist radical Islam acquired new dimensions after 9/11 which consequently painted the 2003 Iraq war in ideological colours. A new trend of radicalization is visible across the region from Lebanon to Pakistan, which has resulted in the emergence of non-state actors. The raging conflict in and across the Middle East can only be pacified by devising regional strategies under international actors. Any further foreign intervention would have catastrophic consequences for the whole region.

Keywords
  • Terrorism,
  • Islamic History,
  • Palestine,
  • Iraq,
  • Turkey,
  • Jordan,
  • Syria,
  • Israel,
  • Pakistan,
  • Afghanistan,
  • Islam,
  • Non-State Actors,
  • ISIS,
  • ISIL
Publication Date
Winter April, 2015
Citation Information
Shams uz Zaman. "Rise of Non-State Actors in Middle East: Regional Dimensions" IPRI Journal Vol. XV Iss. No. 1 (2015)
Available at: http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/shams_zaman/44/