Realism explains the rise of ISIS and the response of the two super powers. (c2016)

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dc.contributor.author Klait, Ibtissam
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-30T09:45:56Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-30T09:45:56Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-01-30
dc.date.submitted 2016-08-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5107
dc.description.abstract The rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a non- state actor, is explained through realism although realism does not have much to say about non- state actors and their terrorist acts. The rise of ISIS and its violent acts in the Middle East and some Western countries triggered the response of the international community via power rivals: the United States and Russia to the rise of ISIS. Despite the fact that both super powers aim at defeating ISIS, the United States and other Western powers continue to perceive Russia as contributing to international instability whether in its actions in Ukraine or in Syria. This super power rivalry undermines the struggle against ISIS. The thesis concludes that cooperation between the US and Russia over global issues such as over the Ukrainian Crisis is a postulate in order to achieve a transitional government in Syria. Realism as a broad school of thought and its variants is used as a guide to explain the rise of ISIS and the United States and foreign policies toward the Middle East and Eastern Europe. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject IS (Organization) en_US
dc.subject Russia (Federation) -- Foreign relations -- United States en_US
dc.subject United States -- Foreign relations -- Russia (Federation) en_US
dc.subject Syria -- History -- Civil War, 2011- en_US
dc.subject Syria -- Politics and government -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.title Realism explains the rise of ISIS and the response of the two super powers. (c2016) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle the United States and Russia despite their rivalry over Syria en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200905063 en_US
dc.author.commembers Rowayheb, Marwan
dc.author.commembers Skulte-Ouaiss, Jennifer
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: xi, 119 leaves; 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.advisor Baroudi, Sami
dc.keywords ISIS en_US
dc.keywords Non-State Actors en_US
dc.keywords Realism en_US
dc.keywords Middle East en_US
dc.keywords The United States en_US
dc.keywords Russia en_US
dc.keywords Western Countries en_US
dc.keywords Air Strikes' Campaigns en_US
dc.keywords Super Powers en_US
dc.keywords Rivals en_US
dc.keywords Cooperation en_US
dc.keywords National Interests en_US
dc.keywords Foreign Policy Ukrainian Crisis en_US
dc.keywords Syria en_US
dc.keywords Transitional Government en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography : leaves 109-119. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2016.34 en_US
dc.author.email ibtissam.klait@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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