ISBN-10:
1845119975
ISBN-13:
9781845119973
Pub. Date:
07/15/2009
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Syria and Iran: Diplomatic Alliance and Power Politics in the Middle East

Syria and Iran: Diplomatic Alliance and Power Politics in the Middle East

by Jubin M. GoodarziJubin M. Goodarzi
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Overview

The alliance between Syria and Iran has proved to be an enduring feature on the political landscape of the Middle East. Moreover, since its inception after the Iranian Revolution, it has had a significant impact in terms of moulding events and bringing about major changes in this troubled region. The study demonstrates that, contrary to prevailing views, the alliance between the two states has been essentially defensive in nature. It emerged in response to a series of events and developments, most notably, the Iraqi invasion of Iran in 1980, the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 and US adventurism in the Middle East. The book traces the critical stages in the evolution and consolidation of the alliance in the 1980s, and offers explanations for its longevity into the 21st century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845119973
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 07/15/2009
Series: Library of Modern Middle East Studies , #55
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jubin M. Goodarzi is Professor of International Relations at Webster University Geneva, and has worked as a Middle East Affairs analyst with a number of US and UK research institutes and with the United Nations. He holds a doctorate in International Relations from the London School of Economics.

Table of Contents

* Acronyms and Abbreviations
• Introduction
• The Emergence of the Syrian-Iranian Axis, 1979-82
• The Achievements and Limits of Syrian-Iranian Power, 1982-85
• Intra-Alliance Tensions and the Consolidation of the Syrian-Iranian Axis, 1985-88
• Into the Twenty-first Century: The Syrian-Iranian Nexus Endures
• Notes
• References
• Index

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