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From Resilience to Revolution: How Foreign Interventions Destabilize the Middle East

Sean Yom


Based on comparative historical analyses of Iran, Jordan, and Kuwait, Sean L. Yom examines the foreign interventions, coalitional choices, and state outcomes that made the political regimes of the modern Middle East. A key text for foreign policy scholars, From Resilience to Revolution shows how outside interference can corrupt the most basic choices of governance: who to reward, who to punish, who to compensate, and who to manipulate. As colonial rule dissolved in the 1930s and 1950s, Middle Eastern autocrats constructed new political states to solidify their reigns, with varying results. Why ... More

Keywords: Foreign Interventions, Middle East, Authoritarian regimes, Postcolonial conflicts, Revolution, Mass support, geopolitics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231175647
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231175647.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sean Yom, author