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Threats and alliances in the Middle East, Saudi and Syrian policies in a turbulent region, May Darwich.

Examining differing perceptions of threats and the subsequent alliance choices of two Arab states, Saudi Arabia and Syria, during three pivotal wars in the region: the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988), the Lebanon War (2006), and the Gaza War (2009), May Darwich analyses how ideational and material forces influence leaders' perceptions in the Middle East, and their broader international relationships. Using these comparative cases studies, Darwich advances our understanding of why, and the conditions under which, identity can play a predominant role in shaping the perception of threat in some cases, whilst material power is predominant in others. By engaging in significant debates about the role identity and material power in shaping state behaviour in the Middle East, this study has significant implications for international relations theory and beyond
Table Of Contents
Introduction : debating threat perception -- Why and when states perceive threats : a theoretical framework -- The Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) -- The 2006 Lebanon War -- The 2009 Gaza War -- Conclusion
Literary Form
non fiction
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1 online resource (ix, 210 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
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