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Pelletiere, Stephen C.

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Works: 33 works in 46 publications in 2 languages and 716 library holdings
Genres: History 
Classifications: DS79.76, 956.70443
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Most widely held works by Stephen C Pelletiere
Shariʻa law, cult violence, and system change in Egypt the dilemma facing President Mubarak by Stephen C Pelletiere ( )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This study looks at the system of rule in Egypt and discusses why it is in such trouble presently. In the eyes of many, the days of Egyptian President Husni Mubarak are numbered, because of the mounting violence inside his country. The study concludes that Mubarak's difficulties stem from the economy, which is seen to be distributing wealth inequitably--it enriches the few, while the masses are driven to make more and more sacrifices to preserve a deteriorating standard of living. Into this disturbed atmosphere has come the powerful Muslim Brotherhood, which has sparked a religious revival against corruption that apparently has gotten out of hand. Numerous religious cults have sprung up, calling for the restitution of the ancient law of Muhammad, the shari'a. The cultists are taking action against elements they feel have betrayed Islam. To date, the religious forces have failed to win support they need to achieve their aim. However, a further serious decline in the standard of living could provide the opening they seek. Ironically, this may happen because of measures being taken by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which is pressing Mubarak to undertake free market reforms. The reforms would cause widespread unemployment, something the masses will not tolerate. The study warns U.S. policymakers that before proceeding with the reforms, the mood of the Egyptian people, as well as the religious movement, should be carefully assessed. Signs indicate the religious forces are split, and--this being the case--it may be possible to exploit this schism in ways that support the interests of the United States."
A theory of fundamentalism an inquiry into the origin and development of the movement by Stephen C Pelletiere ( )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Islamic fundamentalism is growing at such a rapid rate that many believe it threatens to take over the Middle East. To prevent this, enormous resources have been summoned, not only from within the region, but in the West as well. Yet, for all the efforts to contain, if not turn back the fundamentalists, the movement appears likely to pose a security challenge well into the next century. Dr. Stephen Pelletiere points out that containment of fundamentalism depends first and foremost on accurate information about the nature of the movement. He examines the origins of the various fundamentalist groups that are challenging the area's governments, and explains why they were able to grow in the face of official repression by some of the most sophisticated and well-equipped security services in the world. The author concludes by building a theory about fundamentalism, which implies a need to redirect policy for coping with it. Dr. Pelletiere maintains that the solution is not to try to crush the movement--that has been attempted numerous times and consistently has failed. Rather, the way to proceed is to locate and act on the basic split within the movement between its socially constructive and other more violent elements
Searching for stable peace in the Persian Gulf by Kenneth Katzman ( )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Congressional Research Staffer Kenneth Katzman reviews the history of dual containment, and shows how adherence to the policy has eroded. He suggests it is time for Washington to change course in the Gulf, and lays out a course of action the United States should follow to maintain its leadership role in this vital region. Dr. Katzman's monograph deals thoughtfully with this controversial issue
Islamic terror and the west : a question of priorities by Stephen C Pelletiere ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Humanitarian operations and the Middle East : the hostility factor by Stephen C Pelletiere ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As America's military leaders are becoming more deeply involved in the study of operations other than war and are drafting doctrine to cover, the author examines aspects of these operations (humanitarian support operations, domestic support, and peacekeeping operations). The author explores current positions expressed by the Arab and Iranian press with regard to operations like PROVIDE COMFORT and RESTORE HOPE, and urges U.S. military and political leaders to become aware of these hostile perceptions. He suggests ways on which the United States may successfully address the growing hostility and concludes with a warning--even the best-intentioned humanitarian operations are potential Quagmires into which U.S. forces can easily be drawn
The Kurds and their Agas : an assessment of the situation in Northern Iraq by Stephen C Pelletiere ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mass action and Islamic fundamentalism : the revolt of the Brooms by Stephen C Pelletiere ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America's oil wars by Stephen C Pelletiere ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Argues that energy concerns are the real reasons for our wars in the Middle East and details how a deterioration in our relations with the region basically compelled the use of force
Inbō kokka amerika no sekiyu sensō : Iran sensō wa boppatsusuruka ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oil and the new world system : CENTCOM rethinks its mission by Stephen C Pelletiere ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Press and the politicization of young Egypt : the process of a revolt by Stephen C Pelletiere ( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Report of the congressional commission on servicemembers and veterans by Stephen C Pelletiere ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shari'a Law, Cult Violence and System Change in Egypt: The Dilemma Facing President Mubarak ( )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The author believes that the mounting unrest in Egypt is caused by the inequitable distribution of wealth. He argues that the system appears to be enriching a relatively tiny elite, and this has provided openings for radicals who wish to destabilize the president's rule. The author examines the unrest, identifies the forces behind it, and prescribes steps that can be taken to alleviate the situation. The study concludes that the key to Egypt's future may be determined by President Mubarak's treatment of the powerful, but enigmatic, Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt, Arab world, Middle East, Mubarak, Muslim, Brotherhood, Muhammad, Sharia, Islam, International
Landpower and Dual Containment: Rethinking America's Policy in the Gulf ( )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The author of this study contends that America's Dual Containment policy has failed. He outlines in what way he thinks that it has, and suggests alternative polices, which he believes might prove successful, and which would not destablize the Gulf-the risk that (in the author's view) we are now running. By a combination of economic sanctions and more forcible methods, America has sought, through Dual Containment, to make Iran and Iraq ammend behavior that the United States believes it cannot tolerate. In the case of Iraq, America finds actions of the leadership so abhorent that nothing less than a complete regime change is demanded. The United States wants Iran to give up its alleged support for terrorism
Iraqi power and U.S. security in the Middle East by Stephen C Pelletière ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This study is an examination of the Iraqi defeat of Iran in the 8- year-long Iran-Iraq War and the implications of that outcome on future U.S. Middle East Policy. It concludes that Iraq's achievement in forcing Iran to accept a truce represents an authentic victory attained because the Iraqis planned for and successfully executed complicated, large-scale military operations and shrewdly managed their resources. Iraq appears to have become a formidable military power. Iraq, Iran, Iran-Iraq War, Middle East
Oil and the New World System: CENTCOM Rethinks Its Mission ( )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The authors attempt to define the role of the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) in the 1990s now that the United States remains as the single superpower. The authors argue that the loss of the Soviet Union as a foe of the United States has not diminished CENTCOM's role as the guardian of the Persian Gulf. The new international system that has replaced bipolarity cannot survive without oil from Saudi Arabia. The industrialized West not only must be assured of dependable supplies but also of acceptable prices. As long as Iran and Iraq remain recalcitrant enemies of the Gulf monarchs and the West, a constant threat is posed to U.S. interests. The argument is rejected that Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states can defend themselves; only CENTCOM can do that. However, at a time of shrinking financial resources, economies must be made. The solution is to focus all of CENTCOM's efforts on the Gulf, abandoning practically all other responsibilities, which now are relics of the cold war. U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), Persian Gulf, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Gulf Cooperation Council(GCC), cold war, Somalia, international
Yemen and Stability in the Persian Gulf: Confronting the Threat from Within ( )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The author examines the recent eruption of hostilities between Yemen and its neighbor, Saudi Arabia. He describes how the two countries have come to be so alienated from each other, and suggests ways in which Yemen could be assisted economically and also how tensions between it and Saudi Arabia could be relaxed. If Yemen and Saudi Arabia were to get into a real shooting war, the author concludes, this could have significant adverse repercussions for the welfare of American strategic interests in the Persian Gulf
The Kurdish problem : working paper by Stephen C Pelletiere ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Terrorism: National Security Policy and the Home Front ( )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The report bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City has highlighted the complexity of political extremism. Until then, the United States focused its attention on foreign terrorists, particularly the so-called Islamic fundamentalists. Undue emphasis on this "foreign connection" can make it appear that only Middle Eastern terror is of consequence. This report resulted from a November 1994 conference cosponsored by the Strategic Studies Institute; the Institute for National Security Studies at the U.S. Air Force Academy; and the Georgia Institute of Technology. A number of terrorist-related issues were considered. The emphasis was on international terror, but the threat of domestic extremism was also examined
Iraq and the international oil system : why America went to war in the Gulf by Stephen C Pelletiere ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Ten years after the end of the Gulf War, the conflict continues with unresolved questions about economic sanctions and Iraq's participation in the oil export system. A specialist in Middle Eastern politics and an intelligence officer, Pelletiere covered the Iran-Iraq War as well as the subsequent Gulf conflict. He argues that Iraq's victory over Iran in 1988 gave the nation the capability of becoming a regional superpower with a strong say in how the Gulf's oil reserves were managed. Because the United States could not tolerate an ultranationalist state with the potential to destabilize the world's economy, war then became inevitable
 
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Alternative Names
Pelletière, Stephen.
Pelletiere, Stephen 1932-...
Pelletiere, Stephen C.
ペレティエ, S. C
ペレティエ, スティーブン
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English (31)
Japanese (2)
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