The Swiss cheese policy. (c2014)

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dc.contributor.author Hayek, Carel Claude El-
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-11T13:26:29Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-11T13:26:29Z
dc.date.issued 2015-02-11
dc.date.submitted 2014-06-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1945
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 78-87). en_US
dc.description.abstract The Middle East is currently witnessing the return of the Russian Federation as a major power after years of decline. Russia today has done a great comeback regionally and internationally. It has played a great role in the Syrian and Iranian Crisis, with a firm position opposing the international community in the two. Russia has achieved its major goal of regaining a strong position as a powerful player in the Middle East making use of its best tools Syria and Iran. This thesis will try to answer the following research questions: What factors allowed the Russian influence revival in the Middle East? Why does it want to support Iran and Syria in opposition to the international community? The first argument proposed will highlight the aim behind the Russian-Iranian and Russian- Syrian support, not only for the sake of economic benefits, but also for two major reasons. The first is to regain its powerful role on the international level, and second, to restore its influence in the Middle East, which constitutes a major strategic interest for Russia. The second argument proposed will identify the three main factors Russia made use of in order to comeback as a strong power and firmly stand against the international community. First, the improved domestic factors within the Russian federation, second, the declined influence of the United States in the international world order, and third, is the change in the political orders of the Middle East. Those factors gave way for Russia to revive its influence in the Middle Eastern and international arena. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Russia (Federation) -- Foreign relations -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject Russia (Federation) -- Foreign relations -- Middle East en_US
dc.subject Middle East -- Foreign relations -- Russia (Federation) en_US
dc.subject Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject Political realism en_US
dc.subject International relations -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title The Swiss cheese policy. (c2014) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle The Russian foreign policy towards the Middle East, revival or downfall? 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 200501230 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Sami Baroudi
dc.author.commembers Dr. Walid Moubarak
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: ix, 87 leaves; col. ill., col. maps; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Marwan Rowayheb
dc.keywords Russia en_US
dc.keywords Iran en_US
dc.keywords Syria en_US
dc.keywords Middle East en_US
dc.keywords Revival en_US
dc.keywords Influence en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2014.26 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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