The Unit for Political Studies is the Center’s department dedicated to the study of the
region’s most pressing current affairs. An integral and vital part of the
ACRPS’ activities, it offers academically rigorous analysis on issues that are
relevant and useful to the public, academics and policy-makers of the Arab
region and beyond. The Unit for Policy Studies draws on the collaborative efforts of
a number of scholars based within and outside the ACRPS. It produces three of
the Center’s publication series: Situation Assessment, Policy Analysis, and Case
This paper analyzes the potential implications of Arab revolutions on regional and international geopolitics. It examines the impact of international geostrategic factors on the popular uprisings in the Arab world. This study is not concerned with the domestic causes and factors behind popular uprisings and revolutions in the Arab countries, nor does it tackle such issues as the structure of the Arab revolutions or the contribution of economics and media coverage to the outbreak of these uprisings. Instead, it refutes some of the unfounded claims and preconceptions pertaining to these revolutions by analyzing the regional and international geostrategic realities that prevailed prior to the outbreak of these popular revolts.
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