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 ...
Nationalism and Islamic identity in Xinjiang
(Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2007-12)
The Uyghurs are a Muslim population in the Xinjiang province in Northwest China. They have been agitating for independence almost since the formation of the PRC. Like many minorities in Central Asia, the Uyghurs have a ...
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 ...
An analysis of Hizbullah's use of media
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2007-09)
In recent years Lebanon's Hizbullah, the Party of God, has been steadily increasing its influence both domestically and in Middle East politics regionally. Hizbullah has transformed itself from a radical militia opposing ...
The new Middle East security threat the case of Yemen and the GCC
(Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2007-06)
Since Yemen has a history of border disputes with Saudi Arabia, this addresses the question of Yemen's role in the security of the Arabian Peninsula. Yemen suffers from a weak economy and a number of security issues of ...
Taking jihad out of the hands of infidels
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2007-06)
This thesis argues that the perceived justness of a call to jihad will resonate with the most dedicated and sincere audience and is a key component of the weaponization of the ideology. The response to this call generates ...
A theory of state behavior under threat the tragedy of domestic realism
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2007-03)
This thesis introduces the theory of domestic realism to explain and predict state behavior under threat. The formulation of the theory relies on a dual track approach. The first is eclectic and deductive; this track ...
Imagining defeat an Arabic historiography of the crusades
(Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2007-03)
This study tracks changing conceptions of the Crusades among Arab authors, from medieval through modern sources, examining how current emotionally charged interpretations of the Crusades came into the literature and how ...
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