2. NPS Outstanding Theses and Dissertations
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Explaining sectarian violence in the Middle East: a comparative study of Bahrain and Yemen
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2016-06)
Sectarian violence in the Middle East has continued to rise amid regional turmoil and transition. Though violence perpetuated along sectarian identities has occurred at times during the Middle East's long history, it is ...
German foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2016-03)
This thesis examines why approximately 700 German foreign fighters traveled to Syria and Iraq between early 2012 and late 2015. It presents the author’s original research on 99 German foreign fighter profiles, examining ...
Trolling new media: violent extremist groups recruiting through social media
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2015-12)
With the advent and subsequent growth of several new media technologies, violent extremist groups have incorporated social media into recruiting strategies. How are violent extremist groups using social media for recruiting? ...
Syria and the rise of radical Islamist groups
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2015-03)
The Syrian uprising began as a secular, nationalist struggle in 2011 but gradually devolved into a vortex of sectarian warfare with more than 200,000 dead and another 10 million displaced. Amid the chaos, the radical Sunni ...
Contemporary salafism and the Rightly Guided Caliphate: why is it emulated and what was its reality?
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2013-12)
The contemporary Salafist movement idealizes the Rightly Guided Caliphate. Given the tumultuous nature of the period and the grandeur of the Golden Age of Islam that occurred several centuries later, its veneration seems ...
Explaining Humanitarian Intervention in Libya and Non-Intervention in Syria
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2012-06)
The emergence of the revolutionary movements of the 'Arab Spring' in early 2011 surprised the world. For the western democracies the often-violent reaction of the ruling regimes in the concerned countries caused political ...
Iran's nuclear program an assessment of the threat to the United States
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2009-12)
This thesis explores the threat, if any, posed to the United States by the Iranian nuclear program. Specifically, it addresses whether Iran's pursuit of nuclear technology is likely to represent a threat for homeland ...
Hamas between violence and pragmatism
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2009-06)
Far from being solely a terrorist organization, Hamas is a heterogeneous movement, which has situational awareness and uses violence or political participation after a cost-benefit analysis. Hamas' main objective is to ...
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