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Genesis: Containment and Cold War in the Muslim World

Douglas Little

in Us versus Them: "The United States, Radical Islam, and the Rise of the Green Threat"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626802
eISBN:
9781469628042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626802.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The strategy of containment that American officials adopted toward the Soviet Union after 1945 was the product of two trends, one long-term—fear of the “demonic other” dating from Age of ... More


The Counterrevolutionary Year: The Arab Spring, the Gulf Cooperation Council, and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East

Osamah Khalil

in American Studies Encounters the Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628844
eISBN:
9781469628868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628844.003.0012
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines Washington’s response to the Arab revolutions. It demonstrates that the Obama administration sought to contain and undermine the 2011-2012 Arab revolutions either directly or ... More


National Politics and Global Mission

Michael Farquhar

in Circuits of Faith: Migration, Education, and the Wahhabi Mission

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798358
eISBN:
9781503600270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798358.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter traces the genesis and institutional evolution of the Islamic University of Medina from the time of its founding in 1961 and over the decades that followed. It maps the history of this ... More


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