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Pan Arabism 2.0? The Struggle for a New Paradigm in the Middle East

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Moshe Dayan Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
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International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
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Academic Editors: Gunther Jikeli and Paul Morris
Religions 2022, 13(1), 28; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel13010028
Received: 22 July 2021 / Revised: 2 December 2021 / Accepted: 7 December 2021 / Published: 29 December 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Are Muslim-Jewish Relations Improving in the 21st Century?)
The Abraham Accords, signed in September 2020 have helped shed a light on a new discourse emerging from the Gulf that seeks to challenge some of the old dogmas that have dominated the region in the last few decades. A decade of turmoil that followed what was once dubbed as the “Arab Spring” finds a divided region, full of ethnic and religious conflict, ungoverned territories, and the growing reality of failed states. An “axis of resistance”, led by radical elements from both the Shi’a and the Sunni world, is perceived as a growing challenge to a group of actors led by a number of Gulf countries who identify radicalization as an existential threat. Facing the “axis of resistance”, a new “axis of renaissance” is coming of age with an alternative vision that seeks to change the face of the Middle East. In parallel to the rapid decline of the traditional Arab capitals, the Gulf is emerging as a more significant voice in the region due to its economic, political, and media influence. This article seeks to capture and explain the rise of this new Gulf-led axis and the early formulation of a new agenda of a more tolerant Middle East through a radical reshuffling of the order of priorities in the region. View Full-Text
Keywords: Islam; Abraham Accords; UAE; Saudi Arabia; tolerance; peace; vision; Israel Islam; Abraham Accords; UAE; Saudi Arabia; tolerance; peace; vision; Israel
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Boms, N.T.; Aboubakr, H. Pan Arabism 2.0? The Struggle for a New Paradigm in the Middle East. Religions 2022, 13, 28. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel13010028

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Boms NT, Aboubakr H. Pan Arabism 2.0? The Struggle for a New Paradigm in the Middle East. Religions. 2022; 13(1):28. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel13010028

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Boms, Nir T., and Hussein Aboubakr. 2022. "Pan Arabism 2.0? The Struggle for a New Paradigm in the Middle East" Religions 13, no. 1: 28. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel13010028

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