"Asia and Africa today"
- is a scientificl monthly journal (in Russian)
of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Included in Russian Science Citation Index on
WoS platform, and EBSCO Publishing.
ISSN 0321-5075
Published since July 1957.

"Asia and Africa today" № 3 2020

DOI 10.31857/S032150750008723-7

Alexander O. FILONIK, PhD (Economics), Leading Research Fellow, Institute of Oriental Studies. Russian Academy of Sciences ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Vladimir A. ISAEV, Dr.Sc. (Economics), Professor, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow University ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


    In over a half-century the Arab World has passed thru a good deal of various developments including economic, social, political and military ones that significantly changed its image by adding new quality to the processes and problems that indicated its guidelines and growth.

    All what has happened in this one of the most important regions of the world left a mark on the national aspects of the state and society development. The Arab World is living now in a very contradictory way walking the line of different models of social and political organization and economic growth having their reflection in every day activity of ruling regimes putting goals not frequently supported neither economically nor politically.

    This region is currently surviving the severe period of revolutions and intensive confessional hostility that carries in itself very distinctly articulated political, economic and social content. As a result the new imbalances emerge here coupling with humanitarian crises and with total disorder in understanding of common fitness of things that will spill over to the next decade and influence the ample range of problems most acute for the region.

    Not least of all are the deep-laid processes of globalization that may be translated in shaping of national goals and may affect national consciousness and identification as well as pave way for national-building and develop positive attitude towards unity or be the reason of its oppression.

Keywords: nation-building, nation, the Arab unity, nationalism, LAS, GCC, ethnic community, state, the Arabian monarchies
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