The War for Syria: Regional and International Dimensions of the Syrian Uprising

Adham Saouli (Editor), Raymond Hinnebusch (Editor)

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This volume examines the external factor in the Syrian uprising. Syria was such a valued prize to be fought over because it was widely perceived to be pivotal to the regional power balance. The book examines the impact of global level and regional powers in propelling the conflict in Syria; looks at the motives and strategies of the key regional and international actors (Hizbollah, Palestinians; Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, US, Russia, EU) and analyses the impact of the Syrian conflict on key relations between regional states (Turkey-Syria, Turkey-Iran, Iraq-Syria). Finally several chapters treat the impact on Syria of international sanctions and the “Responsibility to Protect” doctrine (R2P). This book is a follow on to volume one, The Syrian Uprising: domestic origins and early trajectory, eds, Raymond Hinnebusch and Omar Imady (Routledge 2018). Subsequent volumes will examine the later evolution of the conflict.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon, uK
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
ISBN (Electronic)9780429201967
ISBN (Print)9780367193703, 9780367193713
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameRoutledge-St Andrews Syrian Studies Series


  • Syria, war, international relations


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