List of abbreviations
in The international politics of the Middle East

List of abbreviations

ARAMCO

Arabian-American Oil Company

AWACS

Airborne Warning and Control System

CENTO

Central Treaty Organisation

CIA

Central Intelligence Organisation (US)

GCC

Gulf Co-operation Council

GDP

Gross Domestic Product

GNP

Gross National Product

HAMAS

Movement of the Islamic Resistance

IMF

International Monetary Fund

LDCs

Less Developed Countries

MNCs

Multinational Corporations

NATO

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

OIC

Organisation of the Islamic Conference

OPEC

Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries

PA

Palestinian Authority

PKK

Kurdish Workers Party

PLO

Palestine Liberation Organisation

SAVAK

Iran’s secret police under the Shah

UAR

United Arab Republic

UN

United Nations

UNSC

United Nations Security Council

US

United States

USSR

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

WMD

Weapons of Mass Destruction

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