Richard Dekmejian

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Richard Hrair Dekmejian (born 1933, Aleppo, Syria) is an Armenian American professor of political science at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. His teachings are primarily focused on world leadership. He is also known for his experience on World Genocides as well as Global Terrorism.

He is the author of Islam in Revolution: Fundamentalism in the Arab World. He earned a B.A. at University of Connecticut, an M.A. at Boston University, and a Ph.D. at Columbia University in 1966. Dekmejian also served honorably in the U.S. Army. During his time in the U.S. Army he was sent to France.


  • Dekmejian, R. Hrair, 1933– Islam in revolution : fundamentalism in the Arab world / R. Hrair Dekmejian. 2nd ed. Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1995. xv, 307 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. ISBN 0-8156-2635-5 (alk. paper)
  • Dekmejian, R. Hrair, 1933– Troubled waters : the geopolitics of the Caspian Region / R. Hrair Dekmejian and Hovann H. Simonian. London : I.B. Tauris, 2001. vi, 271 p. : ill., 1 map ; 25 cm. ISBN 1-86064-639-5
  • Dekmejian, R. Hrair, 1933– Egypt under Nasir; a study in political dynamics, by R. Hrair Dekmejian. [1st ed.] Albany, State University of New York Press, 1971. xvi, 368 p. illus., port. 25 cm. ISBN 0-87395-080-1
  • Dekmejian, R. Hrair, 1933– Patterns of political leadership : Egypt, Israel, Lebanon / by R. Hrair Dekmejian. Albany : State University of New York Press, 1975. xi, 323 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. ISBN 0-87395-291-X ISBN 0-87395-292-8