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Syria the responsibility to protect. (c2014)

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dc.contributor.author Bayoud, Karim Joseph
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-11T10:30:45Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-11T10:30:45Z
dc.date.issued 2015-02-11
dc.date.submitted 2014-03-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1936
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 82-91). en_US
dc.description.abstract The Arab Spring swept in 2011 igniting a process of regime change after decades of dictatorship and authoritarian rule. The revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt were relatively swift and painless and did not require humanitarian interventions. In the case of Libya, stiff and violent resistance from the Qadhafi regime prevented a peaceful transition. Subsequently, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) drew on a Chapter VII UN Security Council resolution to undertake military action in order to end mass killings and other gross violations of human rights. In the case of Syria, although the casualties were significantly larger and the destruction greater, the UN Security Council was deadlocked, primarily because of the consecutive Russian and Chinese vetoes, and could not reach a decision authorizing humanitarian intervention. One aim of this thesis is to shed light on the underlying causes of this inconsistent international approach to humanitarian interventions. Stated otherwise, the thesis aims at exploring the motives behind the changed attitudes and conduct of Russia and China at the UN Security Council in the case of Syria. The paper further examines how this failure to interfere militarily to end the conflict intensified the need to provide aid to ever growing populations that have been affected by the ranging violence. This leads to an examination of the complex relationship between foreign military intervention and humanitarian aid. Arguing that the provision of aid is a substitute for humanitarian intervention when the political environment does not permit the latter, the thesis allocates ample space for discussing aid politics in the Syrian context. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Syria -- History -- Civil War, 2011- en_US
dc.subject Responsibility to protect (International law) -- Syria en_US
dc.subject Humanitarian intervention -- Political aspects -- Syria en_US
dc.subject Humanitarian assistance -- Moral and ethical aspects en_US
dc.subject International relations en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Syria the responsibility to protect. (c2014) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200301108 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Paul Tabar
dc.author.commembers Dr. Imad Salamey
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: x, 91 leaves; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Sami Baroudi
dc.keywords United Nations -- Security Council -- Decision making en_US
dc.keywords Humanitarian intervention en_US
dc.keywords Responsibility to Protect en_US
dc.keywords Humanitarian Aid en_US
dc.keywords Aid Politics en_US
dc.keywords Syrian Crisis en_US
dc.keywords Liberal Internationalism en_US
dc.keywords Realism en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2014.18 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US


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