The balancer model in international relations. (c2009)

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dc.contributor.author Assi, Rola H.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-27T12:15:58Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-27T12:15:58Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-10-27
dc.date.submitted 2009-06-19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/936
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 131-141). en_US
dc.description.abstract Since the end of the Cold War, the Middle East subsystem has been in flux marked by rivalry between states thriving for increasing their regional power and control. The Middle Eastern power structure can be understood in terms of a balance of power politics. Balance of Power theory posits a direct relationship between the structures of the Middle East regional system and the behavior of states within the system. Based on this framework, the thesis attributes to contemporary regional instability what it considers a power vacuum left by the collapse of the Iraqi Baathist rule and the profoundly weakened post-Cold War Arab regimes. It examines the emerging rivalry, and consequent regional instability, between two regional antagonists, namely the Islamic Republic of Iran, on one side, and the United States and its regional ally, Israel, on the other side, each aiming to fill the existing power vacuum. This thesis highlights Turkey's resurgence in the Middle East and describes the various components of its foreign and domestic interests within the escalating power struggle. It attributes to the Turkish Mideast role the characteristics of a "power balancer" founded on domestic and regional state interests. Accordingly, this thesis makes the general claim that the growing balancer role of Turkey is one of the most critical aspects of regional stability. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Turkey -- Foreign relations -- Middle East en_US
dc.subject Middle East -- Foreign relations -- Turkey en_US
dc.subject Balance of power en_US
dc.title The balancer model in international relations. (c2009) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Turkey as a power balancer in the Middle East 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 200700136 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Sami Baroudi
dc.author.commembers Dr. Paul Tabar
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: v, 141 leaves; 31 cm. Available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Imad Salmey
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2009.52 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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