The war for Syria : regional and international dimensions of the Syrian uprising / edited by Raymond Hinnebusch and Adham Saouli.

Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.
xiii, 326 pages ; 25 cm
Routledge/St. Andrews Syrian studies series
Routledge/St Andrews Syrian studies series

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Civil War (Syria : 2011-).
Syria -- Foreign relations -- 21st century.
Syria -- History -- Civil War, 2011-.
Middle East -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Diplomatic relations.
Politics and government.
Middle East.
Examining the international dimensions of the Syrian conflict, this book studies external factors relating to the uprising. It explores the involvement of outside powers and the events' impact both on regional and international level. Syria was widely perceived to be essential to the regional power balance, hence it was a valued prize to be fought over. The book examines the impact of global and regional powers in propelling the conflict in Syria; looks at the motives and strategies of the key regional and international actors (Hizbollah, Palestinians; Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, US, Russia, EU) and analyses the impact of the Syrian conflict on key relations between regional states (Turkey-Syria, Turkey-Iran, Iraq-Syria). Finally, several chapters treat the impact on Syria of international sanctions and the "Responsibility to Protect" doctrine (R2P). This book is a follow on to volume one, The Syrian Uprising: domestic origins and early trajectory, eds, Raymond Hinnebusch and Omar Imady (2018). Subsequent volumes will examine the later evolution of the conflict. Taking an innovative and interdisciplinary approach that seeks to capture the full complexity of the phenomenon, this book contributes significantly to our understanding of the Syrian conflict and will therefore be a valuable resource for anyone studying Middle Eastern Politics.
Thinking about the international factor in the Syrian crisis / Raymond Hinnebusch
The Middle East regional security complex and the Syrian civil war / Soren Schmidt
The international and regional battle for Syria / Christopher Phillips
The regional sectarian war and Syria / Konstantinos Zarras
Hizbullah's intervention in Syria : causes and consequences / Adham Saouli
Palestinian refugees and the Syrian uprising : subjectivities, mobilizations and challenges / Valentina Napolitanio
Qatar and its rivals in Syria's conflict / Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
Saudi policies in the Syrian crisis / May Darwich
Iran and the Syrian civil war / Jubin Goodarzi
Iraqi-Syrian relations and the Syrian uprising / Raymond Hinnebusch
Turkish-Iranian relations in Syria : between rivalry and engagement / Ozden Oktav
The 2011 collapse of Syria-Turkish relations : through a realist- constructivist lens / Marwa Daoudy
US policy towards the Syrian conflict under Obama : strategic patience and miscalculation / Jasmine Gani
Russian foreign policy in the early Syrian conflict : traditional factors and the role of Syria in the Kremlin's wider domestic and international goals / Daria Vorobyeva
From Russia's military deployment in Syria to the Astana process / Nikolay Kozhanov
The European Union and Syria : from constructive engagement to marginalization and back? / Francesco Cavatorta and Pierre-Michel Turcotte
Contextualizing economic sanctions on Syria / Ferdinand Arslanian
The responsibility to protect (R2P) in Syria : a critical analysis of R2P as an interactional process / Nour M. El-Kebbi.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Hinnebusch, Raymond A., editor.
Saouli, Adham, editor.
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