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The Syrian Crisis: What Is at Stake for Regional Players?

Behravesh, Maysam LU and Kiani, Mohammad Reza (2011) In e-International Relations (e-IR)
Abstract
The potential collapse of Assad’s regime would disturb not only the regional but also trans-regional balance of power at the expense of Iran, leaving it virtually alone amidst foes such as Saudi Arabia and Israel, and rivalrous friends such as Turkey and (potentially) Egypt. The IRI officials have made no secret of their strong desire that Syria under Assad should be protected from what is usually presented as a foreign conspiracy against an Islamic resistance front. Theirs is a deep-seated fear that any substantial change in Syria that loosens the grip of Assad at home will similarly loosen the already challenged grip of Iran abroad. It is the Syrian situation which will in important part determine the regional geopolitical meaning of the... (More)
The potential collapse of Assad’s regime would disturb not only the regional but also trans-regional balance of power at the expense of Iran, leaving it virtually alone amidst foes such as Saudi Arabia and Israel, and rivalrous friends such as Turkey and (potentially) Egypt. The IRI officials have made no secret of their strong desire that Syria under Assad should be protected from what is usually presented as a foreign conspiracy against an Islamic resistance front. Theirs is a deep-seated fear that any substantial change in Syria that loosens the grip of Assad at home will similarly loosen the already challenged grip of Iran abroad. It is the Syrian situation which will in important part determine the regional geopolitical meaning of the Arab Spring for Tehran, as far as power dynamics in the Middle East are concerned. (Less)
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  title        = {The Syrian Crisis: What Is at Stake for Regional Players?},
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