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Islam in Foreign Policy


  • Page extent: 204 pages
  • Size: 229 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.31 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9780521277402 | ISBN-10: 052127740X)

Originally published in paperback in 1985, this book was designed to analyse the complex roles which Islam plays in the formulation and implementation of the foreign policies of a number of states in which all, or a considerable part, of the population is Muslim. The countries under study are Iran, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Pakistan, Egypt, Morocco, Iraq, Nigeria, Indonesia and the Soviet Union, and in each case a well-known authority looks at the influence of Islam on the process of foreign policy. This book provided a source of information and insight for readers with a serious interest in the subject, including those in politics, international affairs and journalism.


Contributors; Preface; 1. Islam in foreign policy: some methodological issues Adeed Dawisha; 2. Khumayni's Islam in Iran's foreign policy R. K. Ramazani; 3. Islamic values and national interest: the foreign policy of Saudi Arabia James P. Piscatori; 4. Libyan loneliness in facing the world: the challenge of Islam? B. Scarcia Amoretti; 5. In search of an identity: Islam and Pakistan's foreign policy Shirin Tahir-Kheli; 6. The limits of instrumentalism: Islam in Egypt's foreign policy Ali E. Hillal Dessouki; 7. Explaining the nearly inexplicable: the absence of Islam in Moroccan foreign policy I. William Zartman; 8. Invoking the spirit of Arabism: Islam in the foreign policy of Saddam's Iraq Adeed Dawisha; 9. Islam and Nigerian foreign policy: tradition and social criticism Sam C. Nolutshungu; 10. The Islamic factor in Indonesia's foreign policy: a case of functional ambiguity Michael Leifer; 11. Islam in the foreign policy of the Soviet Union: a double-edged sword? Karen Dawisha and Hélène Carrere D'Encausse; 12. Conclusion Albert Hourani; Index.


Adeed Dawisha, R. K. Ramazani, James P. Piscatori, B. Scarcia Amoretti, Shirin Tahir-Kheli, Ali E. Hillal Dessouki, I. William Zartman, Sam C. Nolutshungu, Michael Leifer, Karen Dawisha, Hélène Carrere D'Encausse, Albert Hourani

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