Modern Communication Technology and National Security In the Middle East

Document Type : Original Article


One of the characteristics of the modern international systems is the undeniable role the new communication technologies play in different sections of human societies. Modern communication technologies such as satellites and computers have challenged the national authority and sovereignty of Vestfallian states.  Although national states, specially, in the third world countries, extremely resist this threat, the fact is that this resistance cannot be successful. The Middle East is one of the subsystems of this whole which has witnessed great changes during the last two years, changes that are known as "Arab Spring", today. Arab Spring has brought about extensive changes in the political structure of the Middle East, and caused a shift of power in the area. This article aims to investigate and analyze the role and the effect of new communication technology on the political stability and national sovereignty of countries in the Middle East, especially, during the occurrence of changes in this area.