• Dispute resolution in Muslim minority communities: the theory, practice, and potential of Islamic mediation 

      Womer, Anne K. (2009-08)
      Mediation is a type of dispute resolution in which a third party intervenes to help disputing parties reach a mutually satisfactory agreement. In recent years, individuals and organizations have begun advertising Islamic ...
    • Eschatology in the ISIS narrative 

      Petit, David Nathaniel; 0000-0003-3550-8712 (2015-12)
      Apocalyptic millenarianism, rooted in traditional Islamic eschatology, is at the very core of the self-proclaimed Islamic State’s narrative and its claim to sovereignty and legitimacy. The millenarian narrative also ...
    • The GCC pivot to Asia : the security of US interests in the Arabian Gulf 

      Kaiser-Cross, Sarah Elizabeth; 0000-0002-6509-0209 (2015-05)
      The Gulf Cooperation Council's pivot to Asia began as a slow process of economic integration in the early 2000s but significantly accelerated after the US Shale Revolution, beginning in 2008. As US production increased and ...
    • How Iran could democratize 

      Damiano, Steven Tabak (2015-05)
      In this report, I apply modernization and political institution-based theories of democracy to the Islamic Republic of Iran to look at the conditions under which Iran could transition from authoritarian rule to democratic ...
    • Oil politics in the new Iraq 

      Schenke, Joanna Marie (2011-05)
      Iraq is one of the world’s major oil suppliers, and over ninety percent of its government revenues come from oil exports. Developing an oil management strategy that politicians from all sects and ethnic groups can agree ...
    • The Public Distribution System : consequences of U.S. Food Aid in Iraq 

      Tibbets, Jessica Powell (2012-05)
      This report addresses the consequences of the Iraqi Public Distribution System (PDS), a food rationing system managed by the Iraqi Ministry of Trade (MoT), administered by the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP), and supported ...
    • The role of rhetoric in legitimizing authority : the speeches of Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah during the 2006 War 

      Hopkins, Rebecca Ann Gutow (2012-05)
      In 2006, Hizbullah operatives captured two Israeli soldiers in a cross-border attack, prompting a 34-day war in which neither Israel nor Hizbullah emerged victorious. Yet despite Hizbullah’s instigation of the war, Sayyid ...