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The Resource The battle for Syria : international rivalry in the new Middle East, Christopher Phillips

The battle for Syria : international rivalry in the new Middle East, Christopher Phillips

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The battle for Syria : international rivalry in the new Middle East
Title
The battle for Syria
Title remainder
international rivalry in the new Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Phillips
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. Drawing on a plethora of original interviews, Phillips constructs a new narrative of Syria's war. Without absolving the brutal Bashar al-Assad regime, the author untangles the key external factors which explain the acceleration and endurance of the conflict, including the West's strategy against ISIS. He concludes with some insights on Syria and the region's future"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Phillips, Christopher
Dewey number
956.9104/2
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS98.6
LC item number
.P5 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil War (Syria : 2011- )
  • Syria
  • World politics
  • HISTORY / Modern / 21st Century
  • HISTORY / Middle East / General
  • HISTORY / Military / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism
  • World politics
  • Syria
  • Bürgerkrieg in Syrien
Label
The battle for Syria : international rivalry in the new Middle East, Christopher Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-288) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Syria and the Middle East on the eve of civil war -- The Arab Spring comes to Syria -- Assad must stand aside? The international community's ambivalent response -- International institutions and the slide to war -- A legitimate representative? Supporting and subverting Syria's political opposition -- 'Arm the rebels!' Backing the armed opposition -- To the hilt : Assad's allies dig in -- No red lines : the question of western military intervention -- Descent into chaos : stalemate and the rise of ISIS -- Enter Russia : Putin raises the stakes -- Conclusion : the war that everyone lost
Control code
ocn945354558
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 303 pages
Isbn
9780300217179
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016022863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300217179
  • (OCoLC)945354558
Label
The battle for Syria : international rivalry in the new Middle East, Christopher Phillips
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Syria and the Middle East on the eve of civil war -- The Arab Spring comes to Syria -- Assad must stand aside? The international community's ambivalent response -- International institutions and the slide to war -- A legitimate representative? Supporting and subverting Syria's political opposition -- 'Arm the rebels!' Backing the armed opposition -- To the hilt : Assad's allies dig in -- No red lines : the question of western military intervention -- Descent into chaos : stalemate and the rise of ISIS -- Enter Russia : Putin raises the stakes -- Conclusion : the war that everyone lost
Control code
ocn945354558
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 303 pages
Isbn
9780300217179
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016022863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300217179
  • (OCoLC)945354558

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