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dc.contributor.authorJohnson, William
dc.contributor.otherAngelo State University. Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice.
dc.creatorJohnson, William Whitley
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-14T12:48:23Z
dc.date.available2012-09-14T12:48:23Z
dc.date.created2012-09-01
dc.date.issued2012-08-10
dc.date.submitted2012-09-14
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346.1/30020
dc.description.abstractThe manner in which the United States understands the background, motivations, and aspirations of the participants in the Arab Spring within the Maghreb Region will have significant implications for the development of future National Security Policy. In an effort to better quantify this understanding, this work presents an analysis of the following three alternative scenarios: 1) The Arab Spring leads to internal conflict and Regime Change of Pro American Ally, which is detrimental to U.S. National Security Interests; 2) The Arab Spring leads to internal conflict and Regime Change of Anti-American regime, which produces a positive change in US National Security Interests; and 3) The Arab Spring leads to a protracted civil war and national dismemberment, which harms US National Security Interests in the region. A thorough analysis of these three possibilities as led to a key realization. The relative stability of Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco is a definite positive aspect of the post-Arab Spring transition. However, there is still significant instability in Libya as well as Al Qaeda in the Maghreb’s (AQIM) continued capability to operate from Mali and southern Algeria. This will make the Maghreb region a potential flash point in Arab-Western relations, and it therefore also makes the Maghreb a region of strategic interest to the United States.en_US
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dc.subjectArab Springen_US
dc.subjectNational Security Policyen_US
dc.subjectMaghreb Regionen_US
dc.subjectUS National Security Interesten_US
dc.subjectLibyaen_US
dc.subjectAlgeriaen_US
dc.subjectTunisiaen_US
dc.subjectArab-Western relationsen_US
dc.titleThe Arab spring and U.S national securityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.nameM.S.S
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineSecurity Studies
thesis.degree.grantorAngelo State University
thesis.degree.departmentDepartment of Security Studies and Criminal Justice
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCelso, Anthony
dc.contributor.committeeMemberEhlers, Robert
dc.contributor.committeeMemberNalbandov,Robert
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKlingemann, John


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