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The Clash of Ideologies: Middle Eastern Politics and American Security

Mark L. Haas


How do ideologies shape international relations in general and Middle Eastern countries’ relations with the United States in particular? This book explores this critical question. The central claim is that leaders’ ideological beliefs are likely to have profound effects on their perceptions of international threats. These threat perceptions, in turn, will shape their core security policies, including choices of allies and enemies and efforts to spread their ideological principles abroad as a key means of advancing their interests. Two variables are particularly important in this process: the d ... More

Keywords: ideologies, Middle East, United States, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, international security, alliances, threat perceptions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199838424
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838424.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark L. Haas, author
Duquesne University