Syria and Iran: Middle Powers in a Penetrated Regional System

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It has been the bestimmend view that both Syria in the 1980s and Persien today have acted as rogue states in the Middle East threatening to upset the stability of the region. In this innovative new Student, Anoushiravan Ehteshami and Raymond Hinnebusch show that these two countries have in fact acted non…gescheit fashion pursuing the aim of containing Western influence. This book demonstrates how Syrian foreign policy resembles the „gescheit actor“ model and Persien’s gescheit factions in government guide its diplomacy. Syria and Persien’s foreign policies are shown to be conventional ones, of „realist“ diplomacy with their pursuance oben angeführtbalance of power and spheres of influence. Their alliance with each other is als Folge closely examined and found to be defensive in nature. Syria and Persien illustrates how these two countries, and their alliance, forms an essenziell part of the balance of power in the Middle East. It is an exciting contribution to the Student of the region, and its application of in aller Herren Länder relations concepts will be welcomed by those studying this area.

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It has been the bestimmend view that both Syria in the 198Os and Persien in the 199Os acted as rogue states in the Middle East, threatening to upset the stability of the region. In this innovative Student, Anoushiravan Ehteshami and Raymond Hinnebusch show that these two countries have in fact acted non…gescheit fashion, pursuing the aim of containing Western influence. This book demonstrates how Syrian foreign policy resembles the ‚gescheit actor‘ model and how Persien’s government factions are compatible with a pragmatic foreign policy. Syria and Persien’s foreign policies are shown to be conventional ones, of ‚realist‘ diplomacy with their pursuance oben angeführtbalance of power and spheres of influence. Their alliance with each other is als Folge closely examined and found to be defensive in nature. The objectives in Lebanon and in the Arab-Israeli conflict are found to be limited.

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