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Dr. Sami G. Hajjar

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SAMI G. HAJJAR was born in Beirut, Lebanon. He was educated at the American University of Beirut where he obtained a B.A. and M.A. in Public Administration, and the University of Missouri-Columbia where he obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science in 1969. He was a Professor of Political Science at the University of Wyoming from 1966-1987 where he taught a variety of courses including Middle East Politics and Islamic Political Theory. Hajjar was also assigned for 2 years to the Wyoming Governor’s Office and worked on international trade promotion. In 1987 he joined the U.S. Information Agency and served in Saudi Arabia as Cultural Affairs Officer, and in the United Arab Emirates as Public Affairs Officer, before returning to Washington in 1992 as Gulf Desk Officer. In 1993 he resigned the Foreign Service to become consultant to the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies in Abu Dhabi. In September 1994 until his retirement in January 2002, Dr. Hajjar served at the U.S. Army War College as Professor and Director of Middle East Studies in the Department of National Security and Strategy. He is currently on assignment with the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College. Dr. Hajjar is the author of numerous professional articles in Middle East studies, public administration, and political science.

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SSI books and monographs by Dr. Sami G. Hajjar

  • Hizballah: Terrorism, National Liberation, or Menace?

    August 01, 2002

    Authored by Dr. Sami G. Hajjar.
    The author reviews the history of Hizballah since its inception in 1982, and examines its role in the recent political turmoil of Lebanon and the region. Not only is Hizballah's role central in the dispute over the Sheb'a Farms enclave between Lebanon and Israel, it is part of an entangled set of linkages involving Syria, Iran, the United States, the European Union, and the Palestinians.

  • U.S. Military Presence in the Persian Gulf: Challenges and Prospects

    March 01, 2002

    Authored by Dr. Sami G. Hajjar.
    The author considers the critical questions of U.S. military presence in the Gulf, the challenges it faces, and the prospects that lay ahead. He relies, in his presentation and analysis, on a variety of regional sources including newspaper reports and personal interviews conducted in the United States and the Gulf region, as well as government and academic sources.

  • Security Implications of the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East

    December 01, 1998

    Authored by Dr. Sami G. Hajjar.
    This monograph addresses the important question of the security implications for the nations of the region of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East. The author offers a unique perspective based on extensive interviews that he conducted in the region, and makes specific policy recommendations for U.S. military and civilian decisionmakers.