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The Social and Political Consequences of Another Stateless Generation in the Middle East

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Technical Report

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US Army School for Advanced Military Studies Fort Leavenworth United States

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A stateless person is someone who is not considered as a national by any state under the operation of the law. The problem of statelessness has devastating impacts on the lives of at least ten million people around the world. Statelessness may occur for a variety of reasons, including discrimination against particular ethnic or religious groups and conflict leading to large numbers of displaced persons. Statelessness has serious consequences as stateless persons are often denied basic human rights such as identity documents, employment, education, and access to health services. It also contributes to political and social tensions in fragile states around the world. The exclusion and denial of rights to large populations due to statelessness may lead to radicalization and violent extremism among marginalized populations. Statelessness is not only a human rights and development issue it is also an important issue for the future security and stability of the Middle East region.

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  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law

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