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dc.contributor.advisorRobinson, Glenn E.
dc.contributor.authorIslam, Hesham H.
dc.dateDec-92
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-29T23:37:37Z
dc.date.available2014-01-29T23:37:37Z
dc.date.issued1992-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/38506
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Persian Gulf area is vital to U.S. national interests because oil is essential to America's economy. Sixty percent of the world's oil production comes from the Persian Gulf, and the United States consumes 10 percent of this oil. A series of potential threats in the region could draw the world into confrontation. Inter-Arab politics and the Arab-Israeli conflict are two major threats that jeopardize U.S. national objectives and continue to reduce the possibility of regional stability in the Middle East. These threats are core issues in the Baathi ideology in Iraq. The Iraqi Arab Baath Socialist Party's programs and ideology provide a source of energy to Inter-Arab politics and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Although the United States may be capable of ousting Saddam Hussein with help from its regional allies, the analysis provided in this thesis indicates that without fundamental changes in the Iraqi Baath regime, the 1990 Gulf War is unlikely to be the last conflict between Iraq and its neighboring Gulf States.en_US
dc.format.extent139 p.;28 cm.en_US
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. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleThe roots of regional ambitionsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderWinterford, David B.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.corporateNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorU.S. Foreigh Policy-Middle Easten_US
dc.subject.authorU.S. Security Policy-Middle East Conflicts-Middle East Iraqi Domestic Politicsen_US
dc.subject.authorIraqi Arab Baath Socialist Partyen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
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


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