Syria's foreign policy under Bashar Al-Assad. (c2011)

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dc.contributor.author Makdessi, Joelle Hanna
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-13T12:17:51Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-13T12:17:51Z
dc.date.copyright 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-12-13
dc.date.submitted 2011-09-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1043
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 75-78). en_US
dc.description.abstract Analysts predicted a shift in Syria‘s foreign and domestic politics after the death of Hafiz el-Assad in 2000. Expectations were high that Bashar will initiate political, social and economic reforms. These expectations began to fade when Bashar‘s policies started looking more of an extension of his father‘s policies. Though Bashar introduced significant domestic economic reforms, his foreign policy choices remained anchored on his father‘s geopolitical principles. Nevertheless, Bashar‘s geopolitical world changed after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. This thesis examines how Bashar responded to the geopolitical threats unleashed by the invasion and occupation of Iraq. It traces the continuity and change in Syria‘s foreign policy under Bashar in a number of pertinent geopolitical theatres, namely Lebanon, Iran, Turkey and Iraq. The thesis closes by evaluating the impact the 2011 popular protests in Syria on Bashar‘s foreign policy choices. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Assad, Bashar -- 1965- en_US
dc.subject Geopolitics -- Syria en_US
dc.subject Syria -- Politics and government -- 2000- en_US
dc.subject Syria -- Foreign relations -- Strategic aspects en_US
dc.subject Syria -- Foreign relations -- Middle East en_US
dc.subject Middle East -- Foreign relations -- Syria en_US
dc.title Syria's foreign policy under Bashar Al-Assad. (c2011) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Challenge and chances en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer II en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200202098 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Sami Baroudi
dc.author.commembers Dr. Jennifer Skulte-Ouaiss
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: vii, 78 leaves; 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Bassel F. Salloukh
dc.keywords Syria en_US
dc.keywords Bashar en_US
dc.keywords Hafiz en_US
dc.keywords Foreign policy en_US
dc.keywords Balance of power en_US
dc.keywords Realism en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2011.43 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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