The Arab spring and U.S national security

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dc.contributor.author Johnson, William
dc.contributor.other Angelo State University. Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice.
dc.creator Johnson, William Whitley
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-14T12:48:23Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-14T12:48:23Z
dc.date.created 2012-09-01
dc.date.issued 2012-08-10
dc.date.submitted 2012-09-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2346.1/30020
dc.description.abstract The 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.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Arab Spring en_US
dc.subject National Security Policy en_US
dc.subject Maghreb Region en_US
dc.subject US National Security Interest en_US
dc.subject Libya en_US
dc.subject Algeria en_US
dc.subject Tunisia en_US
dc.subject Arab-Western relations en_US
dc.title The Arab spring and U.S national security en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.type.material text
dc.type.genre Thesis
thesis.degree.name M.S.S
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Security Studies
thesis.degree.grantor Angelo State University
thesis.degree.department Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice
dc.contributor.committeeMember Celso, Anthony
dc.contributor.committeeMember Ehlers, Robert
dc.contributor.committeeMember Nalbandov,Robert
dc.contributor.committeeMember Klingemann, John

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