Syria: Hot Spots in Global Politics - Hot Spots in Global Politics (Hardback)Samer N. Abboud (author)
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In this fully revised second edition of his acclaimed text, Samer Abboud provides an in-depth analysis of Syria's descent into civil war, the subsequent stalemate, and the consequences of Russian military involvement after 2015. He unravels the complex and multi-layered drivers of the conflict and demonstrates how rebel fragmentation, sustained regime violence, international actors, and the emergence of competing centers of power tore Syria apart in wholly irreversible ways. A resolution to the Syrian catastrophe seems to have emerged in the aftermath of Russia's intervention, but, as Abboud argues, this "authoritarian peace" contains the seeds of continued and future conflict in Syria. While the Assad regime has so far survived, the instability, violence, and insecurity that continue to shape everyday life for the Syrian people portend an uncertain future that will have repercussions on the wider Middle East for years to come.
Publisher: Polity Press
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 494 g
Dimensions: 223 x 156 x 21 mm
Edition: 2nd Edition
Steven Heydemann, Smith College
"This second edition of Abboud's small classic carries his valuable analysis forward. Bringing together the phases and dimensions of the Syrian conflict in a uniquely convincing and comprehensive way, Abboud explores how the failure of diplomacy left a stalemate, and how the stalemate was broken by Russian intervention, and yet today the conflict remains frozen but not resolved."
Raymond Hinnebusch, University of St Andrews
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