Accession Number:

ADA080937

Title:

Moslem Fundamentalist Movements and their Impact on Middle Eastern Politics.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

276.0

Abstract:

Most observers of the Arab world point out that Islam has and is currently playing a significant role in the regions 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 under-scored 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 Arabias ability to withstand the current wave of Islamic revolutionary activity.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE