Corpus ID: 153269424

America's perceptions of political Islam : roots of geopolitical image and implications for U.S. Middle East policy

  title={America's perceptions of political Islam : roots of geopolitical image and implications for U.S. Middle East policy},
  author={Abdullah Mohammed Al-Ghailani},
This thesis examins America's perceptions of Islamism with a view both to identify the geopolitical dynamics that shape the U.S. Middle East prefernces and predict the trajectories of the U.S.-Islamist relations. the importance of this topic lies in the fact that the mainstream Islamism has increasingly established itself as an unrivaled force, emerging as a leading catalyst for change, and hence posing a threat to the U.S.-backed authoritarian power structures. focusing on the presidencies of… Expand


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