International Security & Foreign Policy

The Causes and Consequences of Saudi State Proselytizing

Grant Year: 2017

William McCants will research and write a book exploring Saudi Arabia’s efforts to proselytize for its interpretation of Islam overseas and assessing the effect of those efforts on the level of jihadist activities among targeted countries. He will analyze primary and secondary literature pertaining to Saudi proselytizing activities; conduct field work in a variety of countries, and interview Saudi officials and representatives of the Muslim World League and the World Assembly of Muslim Youth.

Brookings Institution International Security & Foreign Policy