Weapons of Mass Destruction
weapons that kill or injure civilians as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons)
the calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature
term used to describe the interaction of states and how they cooperate together
Highly developed societies
able to take a broad view of negotiations between states
people engaged in a fight
subordinate groups in a social-political hierarchy, with inferior power
a believer or follower of Islam
one of the two main branches of orthodox Islam
Shi'i, Shi'a, Shi'ism
the division of Islam dominant in Iraq and Iran, originating as a result of an early dispute over leadership
A group or class of persons or a member of such a group or class, enjoying superior intellectual, social, or economic status.
Terms set by the national government that states must meet whether or not they accept federal grants.
the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power
Economic interest in another country because of their oil resources
Pan-Arabism is an ideology espousing the unification of the peoples and countries of the Arab World
members of a political group advocating or fighting for national independence, a strong national government, etc.
the appointed officials who operate government agencies from day to day
a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need
Schooling for everyone, making education happen all over the world
one who does not side with any party in a war or dispute
Boycotts, embargoes, and other economic measures that one country uses to pressure another country into changing its policies.
Upset the stability of; cause unrest in.
Food and other necessities that are supplied to people in need
a policy of creating strategic alliances in order to check the expansion of a hostile power or ideology or to force it to negotiate peacefully
area over which Iraqi aircraft were not permitted to fly after the Persian Gulf War
official permission or approval
the basic, underlying framework or features of a system or organization.
the attempt to achieve equal rights or status
an approach to politics or theology that represents a return to a traditional point of view
ideas, customs, practices, or characteristics of the U.S. or western europe
an economic system based on private ownership of capital
a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group
the act or process of discouraging actions or preventing occurrences by instilling fear or doubt or anxiety
involving only one part or side
designed or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence
love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it
introduce democratic reforms
the operation of gathering information about an enemy
a show of military force or preparedness
the union of diverse things into one body or form or group