Syria Under Assad (rle Syria): Domestic Constraints And Regional Risks by Moshe MaozSyria Under Assad (rle Syria): Domestic Constraints And Regional Risks by Moshe Maoz

Syria Under Assad (rle Syria): Domestic Constraints And Regional Risks

byMoshe Maoz, Avner YanivEditorMoshe Maoz

Hardcover | March 12, 2013

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One of the most striking recent developments in the modern Middle East has been the transformation of Syria under Hafez al-Assad from a weak, vulnerable and internally divided state to a leading regional power. While this is increasingly acknowledged by observers of the Middle Eastern scene , the scholarly discussion of the origins, the scope, the durability and the implications of this change is only beginning to take place.

Syria Under Assadaddresses itself to this discussion. Based on a carefully selected collection of original articles, this volume focuses on the elements of Syria's power, on Syria's relations with each of its neighbours as well as on Syria's relations with the superpowers. In the final analysis, conclude the editors, Syrian policies appear paradoxical. Its conduct ever since the advent of Hafez al-Assad exhibits subtle and hard-nosed pragmatism. Yet, in order to consolidate the domestic legitimacy of the Alawi Ba'athist regime, Syria has been impelled to articulate its foreign policy goals in the far-flung rhetoric of the Ba'athist ideology. As a result Syria is widely perceived of as a menace and, treated as such, it often responds in kind.

Title:Syria Under Assad (rle Syria): Domestic Constraints And Regional RisksFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:March 12, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415735009

ISBN - 13:9780415735001


Table of Contents

1. The Study of SyriaMoshe Ma'oz and Avner Yaniv Part 1. The Elements of Syrian Power  2. The Emergence of Modern SyriaMoshe Ma'oz  3. The Syrian Economy under the Assad RegimeKais Firro  4. The Evolution of Syrian Power, 1948'1984 Zeev Ma'oz Part 2. Syria and its Neighbours  5. Conflict and Accommodation in Turkish'Syrian RelationsDavid Kushner  6. The Odd Couple: Ba'athist Syria and Khomeini's IranYair Hirschfeld  7. Ideology and Power Politics in Syrian'Iraqi Relations, 1968'1984Amazia Baram  8. Syria and Jordan: The Politics of SubversionJoseph Nevo  9. Syria and Israel: The Politics of EscalationAvner Yabiv  10. The Changing Prism: Syrian Policy in Lebanon as a Mirror, an Issue and an InstrumentItamar Rabinovich  11. On a Short Leash: Syria and the PLOMoshe Ma'oz and Avner Yaniv Part 3. Syria and the Superpowers  12. Washington, Damascus and the Lebanon CrisisYair Evron  13. Moscow, Damascus and the Lebanon CrisisRobert O. Freedman  Part 4. The Syrian Paradox  14. The Syrian ParadoxMoshe Ma'oz and Avner Yaniv