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dc.contributor.advisorMabry, Tristan J.
dc.contributor.authorGurbanbayov, Emin
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-24T22:35:30Z
dc.date.available2018-08-24T22:35:30Z
dc.date.issued2018-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/59673
dc.descriptionApproved for public release. distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe comparative research investigates differences between the United States and Azerbaijan’s applications of strategic communications to counter terrorist recruiting. The key differences lie in cultural and religious narratives as well as target audiences. The U.S. Constitution formally protects freedom of speech and freedom of religion, and the anti-terrorism strategic communications of the U.S. government do not generally target a domestic audience. Azerbaijan formally and informally protects historically established religious traditions, insofar as those traditions guarantee non-violence. This requires regulation of religious freedom by Azerbaijani policy makers. These differences are due not only to the religious dissimilarity between the countries but also to institutional legacies. Whereas the United States has prioritized the freedom of expression in its organization of strategic communications, the government of Azerbaijan has constructed narratives of multiculturalism countering religious radicalization. The lessons from how U.S. institutions emphasize freedom of expression in their strategic communications to counter terrorist recruiting may help Azerbaijan boost the effectiveness of its domestic propaganda. This research uses concepts from counterterrorism, communications, political science, history, and sociology, and draws from academic literature, policy documents, and media materials in English, Azerbaijani, and Russian.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/developmentofstr1094559673
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleDEVELOPMENT OF STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION POLICY FOR COUNTERING ISIS RECRUITMENT IN THE UNITED STATES: LESSONS FOR THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJANen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderJohnson, Thomas H.
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorAdministration of the Caucasus Muslimsen_US
dc.subject.authoral-Qaedaen_US
dc.subject.authoratheismen_US
dc.subject.authorAzerbaijanismen_US
dc.subject.authorCommittee on Public Informationen_US
dc.subject.authorcountering violent extremismen_US
dc.subject.authorcounterterrorismen_US
dc.subject.authorDabiqen_US
dc.subject.authorexistential threaten_US
dc.subject.authorGulustan agreementen_US
dc.subject.authorHouse un-American Activities Committeeen_US
dc.subject.authorISISen_US
dc.subject.authormediaen_US
dc.subject.authormulticulturalismen_US
dc.subject.authorNagorno-Karabakhen_US
dc.subject.authorNardaranen_US
dc.subject.authornarrativeen_US
dc.subject.authorNowruzen_US
dc.subject.authorOffice of War Informationen_US
dc.subject.authorpiren_US
dc.subject.authorpropagandaen_US
dc.subject.authorradicalizationen_US
dc.subject.authorSafavien_US
dc.subject.authorSalafien_US
dc.subject.authorselling a waren_US
dc.subject.authorShi'aen_US
dc.subject.authorStrategic Communicationen_US
dc.subject.authorterrorist recruitmenten_US
dc.subject.authorWahhabien_US
dc.subject.authorZoroastrianism.en_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceColonel, Azerbaijan Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Combating Terrorism: Policy and Strategy)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Combating Terrorism: Policy and Strategy)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.identifier.thesisid30223


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