Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The unrelenting rivals: Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the Organization of the Islamic Conference, 1979–1997
by Hammond, Joseph, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 167; 1486644
Abstract (Summary)

The Organization of the Islamic Conference was founded in 1969 as an intergovernmental organization designed to represent the needs of the world's Muslim nations. Since 1979, this organization has been a battleground between two of its most powerful states, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran, instead of an organization of Muslim unity. The nature of that rivalry has roots in ideological differences as well as different economic circumstances. In particular, the period from the Iranian Revolution to the holding of the first Organization of the Islamic Conference in Tehran (1979–1997) marks a period of heightened tensions between the two states which ultimately served to the benefit of Iran.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Berberian, Houri
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Middle Eastern history, Islamic Studies, International Relations
Publication Number: 1486644
ISBN: 978-1-124-27992-3
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