Perspectives on Development in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region

The Syrian Crisis

Effects on the Regional and International Relations

Editors: Khatib, Dania Koleilat (Ed.)

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  • Analyses the Syrian war from an international relations perspective
  • Discusses the significant and permanent effect of the Syrian crisis on the standing of the Arab Gulf in the region and in the world as a factor of stabilisation and the use of propaganda by different actors
  • Highlights important issues that are not covered in other works, such as decentralisation
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This book analyzes the impact and relevance of the Syrian crisis on regional and international relations. Developing into a proxy war, the Syrian crisis has been a battleground for regional dominance. It has also created an opportunity for new states to emerge on the world affairs scene. Russia, for instance, had been keeping a low profile since the fall of the Soviet Union, but took a leading role in the Syrian crisis reasserting itself against the West regionally. The Syrian crisis has also been a catalyst in reshaping many interstate relations and allowing countries such as Russia, Iran, Turkey and China to play an increasingly important geopolitical role. 
There have been many international ramifications to the Syrian crisis. While the crisis led to an Iranian-Russian rapprochement, it was also a catalyst to more cooperation between Russia and Saudi Arabia; more importantly, it also forced states with opposing views about the crisis -- Turkey, Iran and Russia -- to forge an alliance. Further, the crisis created tensions between the US and Turkey with China on the one hand balancing its interests between the Gulf and Iran whilst focusing on its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative and trying on the other hand to contain Islamic militancy in Syria. 
The book looks at issues that are usually ignored when discussing Syria such as the strategic control over its hydrocarbon resources, as well as the power of propaganda in portraying realities. It features the use of non-state actors by regional competing powers and the role of local councils in stabilizing the country. The edited volume brings together contributions by authors with different backgrounds who present conflicting views reflecting the divergence between the various stakeholders about the Syrian crisis.

About the authors

Dania Koleilat Khatib is an affiliated scholar at the Issam Fares Institute for public policy and international affairs at the American University of Beirut (AUB). She specializes in US-Arab relations and has a special interest in Syria. She is on the steering committee of the United Nations Economic and Social committee for West Asia, National Agenda for the Future of Syria programmeShe authored a book on the Arab lobby and the factors for success and for failure. Her upcoming book, which she co-edited, analyses the West's perception of the Arab Gulf. She regularly writes on US-Arab Gulf relations for several regional newspapers. She is a weekly columnist in the Arab News. Dania had regular appearances on a series of Middle Eastern TV stations. She has co-directed, participated, presented scholarly papers and spoken in numerous conferences and workshops. She has been a guest speaker on several high-profile platforms such as NATO, European Parliament and the Heritage Foundation. She is a member of the Arab Council of Social Studies. Dania holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Exeter and both an MBA and a BBA from AUB.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Syrian Crisis
Book Subtitle
Effects on the Regional and International Relations
Editors
  • Dania Koleilat Khatib
Series Title
Perspectives on Development in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-5050-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-5050-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-5049-2
Series ISSN
2520-1239
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 242
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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