Suggesting a Legal Framework to Construct the Arab Economic Union Post 'Arab Spring'
Reaching a state of union between Arab countries through the sound allocation of resources and skills in the most efficient and effective way to establish a self contained area by promoting the Arab citizens wealth and transforming the ARAB power to a major force on the global level, has always been a dream and a far reached vision.
Since the Arab states declared their sovereignty over their lands, the dilemma of the Arab Union was always present; some consider that the full political integration or ARAB UNION would be the favourable state. This point of view could be easily defended taking into consideration the examples such as the United States of America and other miniature examples such as the United Arab Emirates. On the other hand a counter argument relies in the example of the Soviet Union and the failure of previous attempts to establish an Arab Union when the Egyptian president Jamal Abdul Nasser tried to establish an Arab Union commencing between Egypt and Syria, and managed to hold it from 1958 till 1961, however this attempt was condemned to failure due to several factors most essentially the Syrian internal refuse and the Russian external veto.
Based on the historical chronology and the previous experiences, it becomes evident to admit three facts:
The eruption of the Tunisian uprising and revolution followed by the Egyptian revolution, led the Arab world to drastic changes through major revolutions, uprisings and turbulence leading to the termination of long standing regimes, and the emergence of revolutionary councils to run the courtiers subject to change during the periods of transition.
This situation also resulted in unprecedented commotion and insecurity in major states of the Arab World. As the uprising continues, political regimes are falling and along with it new legal, regulatory, economic and financial patterns are being formulated.
As a result, the PhD research which greatly observed by the previous efforts of fallen regimes, faced concrete challenges as a result of the so called “Arab Spring”, due to numerous factors, including but not limited to the following:
In the light of the above, and based on the unprecedented transitions being witnessed, the research has become more challenging and subject to impediments as a result of the quantum changes mentioned above, and more to come.
On the other hand, there is no better moment in history than the times currently witnessed, to come up with bold and innovative ideas and initiatives to enhance the development and progress of the Arab World, through starting with the construction of a legal framework to establish the Arab Economic Union, which may one day lead to full Arab unity.