Asymmetric Warfare Through the Communication of Threats

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dc.contributor.author Mendelek, Miguel
dc.date.accessioned 2022-04-05T11:31:18Z
dc.date.available 2022-04-05T11:31:18Z
dc.date.copyright 2020 en_US
dc.date.issued 2020-11-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/13440
dc.description.abstract For more than thirteen years now, Hezbollah and Israel, against all the odds of asymmetric deterrence, have been maintaining a relatively stable deterrence status quo. After the deployment of Katyusha rockets in 1992, and starting in 1996, Hezbollah established with Israel a set of rules, commonly known as, the “rules of the game”, to mediate their military confrontation on the lines of deterrence. Importantly, throughout the evolution of the deterrence relationship between both parties, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah’s discourse and speeches have become a centerpiece to assess Hezbollah’s military capability, its will, and its commitment to deter Israel. After Israel’s withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000, and specifically during the 2006 war, Nasrallah, as the Secretary General of Hezbollah, further bolstered the party’s discourse of deterrence vis a vis Israel. In this context, this research work builds primarily on the analysis of Nasrallah’s speeches and statements that focus on deterrence, as translated exclusively in this thesis from Arabic to English, starting in 1992. This thesis evaluates an understudied case, asymmetric deterrence in the Middle East, by testing the theory of deterrence on Hezbollah and Israel. Likewise, it analyzes the translatability, thus, the efficacy of Hezbollah’s exponential growth in military capability, as reflected in Nasrallah’s and the party’s discourse of deterrence between the years 1992 and 2019. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Asymmetric warfare -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Asymmetric warfare -- Israel en_US
dc.subject Deterrence (Strategy) en_US
dc.subject Nasr Allah, Hasan -- 1960- -- Oratory en_US
dc.subject Israel -- Military relations -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Hizballah (Lebanon) en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Asymmetric Warfare Through the Communication of Threats en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Hezbollah, Israel, and the Discourse of Deterrence en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201407924 en_US
dc.author.commembers Baroudi, Sami
dc.author.commembers Rowayheb, Marwan
dc.author.department Social and Education Sciences en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (xii, 216 leaves) en_US
dc.author.advisor Karam, Jeffrey G.
dc.keywords Deterrence en_US
dc.keywords Asymmetry en_US
dc.keywords Discourse en_US
dc.keywords Military Capability en_US
dc.keywords Hezbollah en_US
dc.keywords Hassan Nasrallah en_US
dc.keywords Israel en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography: leaf 205-216. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.341
dc.author.email miguel.mendelek@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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