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dc.contributor.advisorRussell, James A.
dc.contributor.authorLaRow, Michael W.
dc.dateJun-14
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:17:48Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:17:48Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42668
dc.description.abstractThe U.S. military operates and maintains a vast forward basing infrastructure in countries throughout the world. Periodically, these bases become the central focus of either protest or violence from the citizens of the host nation. Questions have recently surfaced as to whether NAVCENT headquarters in Bahrain is in danger of experiencing protest or violence following the Arab Spring. This thesis seeks to understand the causes of protest and violence toward U.S. personnel stationed overseas. To answer this question, this thesis uses case studies from base conflicts in Okinawa, Germany, and Turkey to analyze the friction points between the host nation citizens and the U.S. military base. This thesis finds that the main friction points for conflict fall into three categories: economic, military, and social. The most common friction point in the three case studies is the impact of U.S. military operations on the host nation, with the exception of Bahrain. Bahrain is unique because military operations have not caused resentment to date within the current government or the opposition movement. Despite this lack of conflict, NAVCENT’s position in Bahrain is by no means secure, since economic causes, present in the Bahrain case, have caused the most vociferous protests when present.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/dilemmasinforwar1094542668
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.en_US
dc.titleDilemmas in forward basing: understanding the impact of the American military presence in Bahrainen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBaylouny, Anne M.
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorArab Springen_US
dc.subject.authorBahrainen_US
dc.subject.authorDemonstrationsen_US
dc.subject.authorGermanyen_US
dc.subject.authorPeace Movementen_US
dc.subject.authorProtesten_US
dc.subject.authorForward Basingen_US
dc.subject.authorOkinawaen_US
dc.subject.authorTurkeyen_US
dc.subject.authorFriction Pointsen_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Middle East, South Asia, Sub-saharan Africa)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Middle East, South Asia, Sub-saharan Africa)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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