Regional Protracted Conflict in Syria

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dc.contributor.author Melkonian, Liana
dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-10T09:40:45Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-10T09:40:45Z
dc.date.copyright 2022 en_US
dc.date.issued 2022-05-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/13918
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines conflicts in the Middle East through the theoretical lens of Raymond Hinnebusch’s core-periphery (C-P) structural dichotomy of conflict. The core represents the weak Arab states while the periphery is the powerful non-Arab regional states. Hinnebusch’s theoretical proposition implies that the weakness of the core fuels regional ambitions and instigates transnational regional conflicts. By mapping the Syrian war, this thesis unravels the dynamics of the violence and reveals regional power struggle for control, primarily that of Turkey and Iran over Syria. This research exercise reveals the extent to which Hinnebusch’s C-P conception of the Middle East is relevant in Syria. The main hypothesis examined suggests that the greater the C-P imbalance, the greater intensity and protraction of social conflicts at the core. Such a proposition synthesizes the regional and the social views of protracted conflicts as formulated by Raymond Hinnebusch and Edward Azar. Accordingly, conflict resolution interventions are forecasted within this theoretical framework. Given structural deficiencies in state and social construct at the core, this thesis suggests that management rather than resolution will remain the realistic choice for conflict transformation throughout the years to come. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Dependency -- Political aspects -- Syria en_US
dc.subject Dependency -- Political aspects -- Middle East en_US
dc.subject Syria -- History -- Civil War, 2011- -- Participation, Foreign en_US
dc.subject Social conflict -- Middle East en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Regional Protracted Conflict in Syria en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle The Periphery’s Struggle Over the Core en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201700127 en_US
dc.author.commembers Helou, Joseph
dc.author.commembers Diab, Jasmine
dc.author.department Social and Education Sciences en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (xi, 95 leaves): ill. (some col.) en_US
dc.author.advisor Salamey, Imad
dc.keywords Middle East en_US
dc.keywords Core-Periphery en_US
dc.keywords Protracted Social Conflict en_US
dc.keywords Protracted Regional Conflict en_US
dc.keywords Syria en_US
dc.keywords Iran en_US
dc.keywords Turkey en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography: leaf 87-95. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.405
dc.author.email liana.melkonian@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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