Global Security Watch—Syria

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ABC-CLIO, 7 feb 2013 - 194 pagine
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In this insightful work, a noted expert goes behind the headlines to examine the complexities of Syrian politics and their impact on the modern world. Beginning with an overview of political and economic change after 1963 when the Ba'th Party came to power, the book focuses on developments in Syria since Bashar al-Assad assumed the presidency in 2000. It probes the evolution of the Islamist opposition and the course of the popular uprising that broke out in 2011 and explores Syria's multilayered relations with Israel, Turkey, Iran, Russia, and the United States.

Readers will learn why rebellion in Syria has taken a much different path than movements that overturned autocratic regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, and Yemen. They will also come away with a more nuanced understanding of the pivotal role Syria plays in both the Arab-Israeli conflict and inter-Arab relations, as well as the confluence of domestic challenges and foreign threats that make Syria the most vulnerable state in the contemporary Middle East.

 

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Indice

Introduction
1
PoliticalEconomic Transformation in Bathi Syria
7
Syrias Contemporary Political Economy
37
Vicissitudes of Syrias Islamist Movement
59
Popular Uprising and Regime Response
79
Syrias Relations with Israel the Palestinians and Lebanon
107
Syrias Relations with Iran Turkey and Iraq
125
Syrias Relations with the United States the Soviet Union and Russia
153
Chronology
173
Documents
177
Bibliography
183
Index
189
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Fred H. Lawson is Lynn T. White, Jr. Professor of Government at Mills College, Oakland, CA. His published works include Demystifying Syria; Constructing International Relations in the Arab World; Why Syria Goes to War: Thirty Years of Confrontation; and Bahrain: The Modernization of Autocracy.

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