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The development of Central Asia through the Middle East
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2001-12)
This thesis contends that the Central Asian states of Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, and the Caucasian state of Azerbaijan will continue to be developed through the Middle East because of ...
U.S.-Iranian Relations: Prospects for Rapprochement
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School., 2001-06)
For the last two decades, the United States and Iran have fostered a relationship of enmity and distrust. The United States imposes sanctions against the Islamic Republic, in an effort to isolate the regime and limit its ...
Germany's interests and policy in and toward the Middle East in the context of the Arab - Israeli conflict
Over the years Bonn and Berlin's policy and decision-makers adopted a pragmatic multilateral attitude that serves Germany's interests best. Today, Germany executes the concept of a civilian power. Supranationalism and ...
The Taliban and Islamic fundamentalism in Central Asia
This study examines the relationship between Afghanistan's Taliban regime and Islamic opposition movements in the neighboring Central Asian republics. Despite alarming rhetoric to the contrary from Central Asian political ...
Professionalism in the Turkish military: help or hindrance to civilian control?
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2000-09)
The Turkish officer corps has developed into a professional body of personnel with a high degree of autonomy. Turkey's participation in NATO and the U.S. military assistance it received over the course of almost fifty years ...
Political transition in Iran : the ideological struggle for power within the Islamic Republic
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2002-06)
Over 20 years after the 1979 Iranian Revolution, the actors have changed, but the political institution and structure remains nearly identical. There is no genuine hegemonic consensus in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI); ...
Turkey-European Union relations: great expectations
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2000-12)
Since 1963 Turkey has been struggling to join the European Union (EU) . Despite strong Turkish aspirations, it appears unlikely that Turkey will be accepted as an EU member in the near future due to Turkey's shortcomings ...
End of the Islamic Cold War: the Saudi-Iranian Detente and its implications
Saudi Arabia and Iran are not only reconciling their diplomatic differences, but are also cooperating in numerous areas including oil, trade, and domestic security. Given their differences, what forces are lessening tensions ...
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