Ki Chun LUK

Date of Award


Degree Type

UG Dissertation

First Advisor

Dr. ZHANG Baohui


This qualitative research aims to examine the nature and reasons for America support for Arab authoritarian regimes in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, and to provide further details by examining the inferiority of liberal cultures and superiority of realist approach and continuation/discontinuation of this existing approach after/during the Arab Spring by case studies. In order to have a systematic analysis, alternative theoretical models, including a revised national interest model, the neoclassical realist US grand strategy model (Dueck ,2008),the international conditions analysis by Petras (2011),and US domestic politics model will be examined. Currently, the issue under study suffers from little systematic theoretical analysis, with no attempts to draw insights from theoretical models.

Recommended Citation

Luk, K. C. (2014). Arab authoritarianism and US foreign policy (UG dissertation, Lingnan University, Hong Kong). Retrieved from