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The battle for Syria : international rivalry in the new Middle East
The battle for Syria : international rivalry in the new Middle East
Phillips, Christopher (Lecturer in international relations of the Middle East)2018
Articles
Most accounts of Syria's brutal, long-lasting civil war focus on a domestic contest that began in 2011 and only later drew foreign nations into the escalating violence. Christopher Phillips argues instead that the international dimension was never secondary but that Syria's war was, from the very start, profoundly influenced by regional factors, particularly the vacuum created by a perceived decline of U.S. power in the Middle East. This precipitated a new regional order in which six external protagonists-the United States, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar-have violently competed for influence, with Syria a key battleground.
Imprint:
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2018.
Collation:
352 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN:
9780300234619 (pbk)
Dewey class:
956.91042
Language:
English
BRN:
2633097
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