Theses and Dissertations
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Islamic banking financing terrorism or meeting economic demand?
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2007-12)
This thesis investigates the recent world-wide rise in Islamic banking. In doing so it (1) surveys the underlying religious foundation of Islamic finance, (2) examines the attempts of Islamists to use Islamic banking to ...
Gaining control of Iraq's shadow economy
(Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2007-09)
Four and a half years after freeing Iraqi citizens from a ruthless dictatorship, the country is still mired in poverty, corruption and insurgent violence. These conditions fuel a sprawling, decades-old shadow economy ...