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“Arab spring” and lessons learnt in political security
28/11/2012 10:28' Send Print

There was a common feature among these countries. It is before the political upheaval, they were said to be republics with social regimes that were more advanced than several other monarchical Arab countries. So what were the reasons for these countries to become the center of the “Arab spring”? This is a question of concern of several researchers in the world. Answers to these questions can be divided to two groups of reasons: First, though they are not poor countries but the gap between the rich and the poor is too large. Second, demand for raw material for economic development in the world is increasing. Thus, big oil suppliers such as Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and Syria have become targets of struggle in the interest and influence of pig powers.

The so-called “Arab spring” prompted by objective and subjective reasons is exerting impact and influence to different extends to many countries in the world. In Viet Nam, hostile and reactionary forces inside and outside the country have openly instigated “lotus revolution”, increased financial support to reactionary organizations and incited people to oppose the authorities.

Lessons learnt from what happened in the Middle East, and North Africa and reactionary force’s schemes and strategy of “peaceful evolution” include: First, consolidating close relations between the Party, State and people. Second, following closely situation development, discovering and preventing in time any activities of reactionaries and hostile forces to avert demonstrations and riots. Third, quickly solving complains, denunciation, and differences among people so that they can’t accumulate, prolong and become hot spots of insecurity and conflicts with authorities. Forth, persistently implementing the consistent foreign policies of independence, self-reliance, peace, cooperation and development, multilateral and diversified relations, and proactive international integration. Fifth, building strong, clean, regular, elite and modern revolutionary armed forces which are absolutely loyal to the Fatherland and people and the core force in national defense and security./.

Vu Hong ThanhLieutenant Colonel, Inspector, Ministry of Public Security