Non-State Actors and Political Structure in the Post-“Arab Spring” Middle East

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)15H03132 (2015-2017)


This research project focuses on the unrest brought by the Arab Spring to the Middle East, and aims to reveal the actual state of the political structure constructed by the non-state actors, which have gained power amid the unrest, and major political actors of the countries that have become “weak states.” Specifically, it pays particular attention to the political movement in the Arab East countries and clarifies the relationship between the non-state actors and the organizations, which have led the politics in these countries within the existing state framework such as the army, security agencies, political parties and political organizations, and NGOs, as well as revealing the influence that such a relationship has on the political and social stability of the region.

Source: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Databese


Principal Investigator


  • Kota SUECHIKA (College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University)
  • Aiko NISHIKIDA (Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
  • Dai YAMAO (Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University)


Created in July 2018