Syria and the New World Order
  • Release Date : 01 December 1999
  • Publisher : ISBS
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Pages : 292 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0863722490
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Download or read book entitled Syria and the New World Order by author: Neil Quilliam which was release on 01 December 1999 and published by ISBS with total page 292 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. The advent of the New World Order has challenged Syria's role in the Middle East. Traditionally viewed as a pariah state and a Soviet satellite, Syria's future looked uncertain as the balance of world power moved out of Soviet into US control, causing the withdrawal of Soviet support and threatening Syria's quest for regional hegemony. Syria, however, has been able to adapt to the transformation in the world order. Dr Quilliam maintains that Syrian foreign policy has been determined by both domestic politics and international political realities. He begins by defining Syria in terms of its domestic arena: its geography (both physical and political), natural resources, history, population and economy. He then discusses the governing system of the country, detailing the different political parties and how the system actually functions in Syria. Moving to the international political system, the author then expands upon the regional balance of power and Syria's relations with her neighbors. Following a rational policy, the Syrian state was compelled to realign itself with the US-led world order in an attempt to pursue regional hegemony. It was able to do this by joining the US-led coalition forces in the liberation of Kuwait in 1990/91 and was rewarded with a place in the postwar regional order and a central role in the Madrid Peace Conference. Syria and the New World Order is a clear and comprehensive account of Syria's adjustment to the realities of the day.