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A Clash of Civilizations or a Clash of National Interests? The United States and its key role in the Middle East

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2011
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Samuel Huntington has argued that the Islamic and Western worlds are at odds due to irreconcilable differences in culture and religion, and as a result both will form broad civilizations that will inevitably lead to conflict. Samuel Huntington's thesis in the "Clash of Civilizations" is incorrect because the United States is not at war with Islamic world; rather the conflicts involving the United States in the Middle East are driven by realist national and strategic interests of security, oil, and domestic policy. The unprecedented recent wave of Arab revolutions in 2011 have made it more vital than ever to understand the true reasons for the United State's conflicts in the Middle East so that prudent future foreign policy decisions can be made.
Title: A Clash of Civilizations or a Clash of National Interests? The United States and its key role in the Middle East.
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Name(s): Boeshaar, Case, author
Steigenga, Timothy J., Thesis advisor
Tunick, Mark, Thesis advisor
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Florida Atlantic University
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Date Created: 2011
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: online resource
Extent: 69 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Samuel Huntington has argued that the Islamic and Western worlds are at odds due to irreconcilable differences in culture and religion, and as a result both will form broad civilizations that will inevitably lead to conflict. Samuel Huntington's thesis in the "Clash of Civilizations" is incorrect because the United States is not at war with Islamic world; rather the conflicts involving the United States in the Middle East are driven by realist national and strategic interests of security, oil, and domestic policy. The unprecedented recent wave of Arab revolutions in 2011 have made it more vital than ever to understand the true reasons for the United State's conflicts in the Middle East so that prudent future foreign policy decisions can be made.
Identifier: FA00003562 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, 2011.
Collection: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library Collections
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
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