Managing the COVID-19 Crisis in the Arab States: Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Qatar

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor of International Relations, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran

2 MA. in Area Studies, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, Allameh Tabatabai University

3 MA. Student of Area Studies, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran



Like many parts of the world, the Middle East has been severely affected by the COVID-19 damages. It's vitally important to consider the COVID-19 crisis management essentials in different countries with the aim of measuring their capability and efficiency. This comparative research has been conducted with the aim of considering the results of the crisis management in the three leading Arab states namely Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Qatar during the COVID-19 crisis. The comparable – case strategies used in the related research along with the library and internet data would be used to compare the performance of these governments in the crisis management indicators and COVID-19 statistics and results. The research findings indicate that the above governments have made more effective measures in this regard due to the economic situation, health infrastructure, government integrity and immediate response to the crisis. The research results are that there is a direct correlation between the small structure of the government, the amount of saving, the cost of state and the management of the social crisis such as COVID-19.


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Volume 05, Issue 03
July 2021
Pages 34-49
  • Receive Date: 15 June 2021
  • Revise Date: 05 July 2021
  • Accept Date: 02 August 2021
  • First Publish Date: 02 August 2021