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dc.contributor.advisorAmos, J.W.
dc.contributor.authorJayjock, Stephen C.
dc.dateSeptember 1979
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-16T19:30:51Z
dc.date.available2012-11-16T19:30:51Z
dc.date.issued1979-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/18803
dc.description.abstractMost observers of the Arab world point out that Islam has and is currently playing a significant role in the region's political life. In particular, the more fanatical, religiously based political movements have and are determining the internal stability of the Middle East and consequently affect the United States' political and economic position in the world. The success of the Iranian Islamic Revolution has dramatically underscored the United States' ignorance of the political impact of Islam. Not only has the revolution embarrassed the United States but it has also threatened the stability of those regimes which America currently depends upon economically and politically; specifically, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Given the political influence of Islam and the importance of Saudi Arabia to the United States, the question must be asked concerning Saudi Arabia's ability to withstand the current wave of Islamic revolutionary activity. Through an analysis of two previous politically influential Islamic Fundamentalist Movements in the Middle East; the Moslem Brotherhood of Egypt and the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Movement, as well as an in depth analysis of Saudi Arabian society and politics, this thesis will prove that Saudi Arabia cannot withstand the strains presented by Islamic fundamentalist activity. Specifically, it will confirm that certain, identifable socio-political phenomena exist in Saudi Arabia today that were common to both Egypt and Iran and ultimately will lead to a change in relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia, if not a dramatic upheaval in Saudi Arabian society and internal politics.
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/moslemfundamenta1094518803
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
dc.titleMoslem fundamentalist movements and their impact on Middle Eastern politics.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorMiddle Eastern Politicsen_US
dc.subject.authorIranian Islamic Revolutionen_US
dc.subject.authorIslamic Fundamentalist Movementsen_US
dc.subject.authorMoslem Brotherhooden_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navy
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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