Lobbyism of Islamic Countries in the USA

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2012-9-90-99

S. Kostyaev, Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences (INION RAN), 51/21, Nakhimovskii prosp., Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation; Diplomatic Academy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Russia, 53/2, Ostozhenka Str., Moscow, 119021, Russian Federation (i993kss@mail.ru).

Abstract. Mass disturbances that took place in the Middle East and North Africa in 2011 offer an opportunity to evaluate the effectiveness of lobbyism in countries of this region as a tool to provide the American assistance in a volatile environment. Almost all these countries in a varying degree tried to gather support from the USA to preserve the legitimacy of their regimes in the international field. The author investigates the factors influencing the performance of lobbying technologies, evaluates the effectiveness of Muslim countries' attempts to protect their interests in Washington.

Keywords: Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen, USA, lobbyism, lobbying technology

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For citation:
Kostyaev S. Lobbyism of Islamic Countries in the USA. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2012, no. 9, pp. 90-99. https://doi.org/10.20542/0131-2227-2012-9-90-99

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