Stalemate: An Anatomy of Conflicts between Democracies, Islamists, and Muslim Autocrats

Stalemate: An Anatomy of Conflicts between Democracies, Islamists, and Muslim Autocrats

by Erik A. Claessen

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Stalemate: An Anatomy of Conflicts between Democracies, Islamists, and Muslim Autocrats by Erik A. Claessen

This text provides an in-depth analysis of the politics and organization of Muslim autocracies, radical Islamist movements, and democracies, explaining their influence on the never-ending conflicts in the Middle East.


• Bibliography contains numerous Arab and Muslim-authored works rarely cited in the West, but are highly influential on Arab political thought and Islamic social mobilization

• Provides a glossary of dozens of critical Islamic concepts like Ijtihaad, Ulema, Awqaf, Zakat, Taqfir, and Hudna that are key to understanding Middle Eastern sociopolitical and diplomatic discourse

• An index of concepts, persons, locations, and events allows quick access to information by grouping similar concepts or directing the reader to related terms

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313384448
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/06/2010
Series: PSI Reports Series
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Erik A. Claessen is a lieutenant colonel serving in the Strategy Department of the Belgian Joint Staff. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, where he earned a master of military arts and sciences degree.

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