Change in the Arab Region and its Implications for the Systems of the Gulf States

Abstract

AbstractThe Change in the Arab region and its reflection on the Arab Gulf regimes.Arab movements of change emerged after 2011, and have had their causes and its reflections on the Arab Gulf state regimes, however the Gulf regimes demonstrated the ability for adapting a new developments and challenges associated with the emergence of these movements, because it has a range of components and comparative advantages, including: oil wealth, historical legitimacy, and Bedouin culture and minority populations, and security forces, the political family systems, , and the weakness of the opposition, political parties, and the important of achievements in the fields of the development.Bahraini experience demonstrated the strategic decision to confront the implications of the change in the Arab region collectively. Its costs matter, and revealed the existence of Gulf red lines are not allowed to be exceeded, first and foremost: compromising the survival of the current ruling regimes that characterized the legitimacy of hereditary extends for centuries.