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My patience ran out on Hasad a long time ago? - varför blev Syrien en ondskans axelmakt?

Stenberg, Jakob (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In 2002 George W. Bush held a speech where he classified six nations as being the main threats to American security, one of them being Syria, a state with a secular constitution, no resent offence towards the US, and with an improved diplomatic relationship to the US during the Clinton years.

Being an ally to the Soviet Union during the Cold War Syria was forced to redefine its role in the region. Using neorealistc theory one part conlusion is the fact that the new Syrian leader, Bashar al-Hasad, in the early 21th century determined to set higher goals for the Syrian power ambition in the Middle East, threatened to destabilize the region and leave the US and its allies in a caotic situation.

In the US, however, the new administration... (More)
In 2002 George W. Bush held a speech where he classified six nations as being the main threats to American security, one of them being Syria, a state with a secular constitution, no resent offence towards the US, and with an improved diplomatic relationship to the US during the Clinton years.

Being an ally to the Soviet Union during the Cold War Syria was forced to redefine its role in the region. Using neorealistc theory one part conlusion is the fact that the new Syrian leader, Bashar al-Hasad, in the early 21th century determined to set higher goals for the Syrian power ambition in the Middle East, threatened to destabilize the region and leave the US and its allies in a caotic situation.

In the US, however, the new administration after 11/9 sharpened its tone towards states that did not cooperate in the new ?war on terrorism? or/and were likely to harbour terrorists. Syria was accused of doing both. Meanwhile, the neo-conservative intellectual movement received great influence after the terror attacks, and combined with members of former Republican administrations, used the new political climate to implement their ideas to the US foreign policy. (Less)
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author
Stenberg, Jakob
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Syria, axis of evil, neorealism, neoconservatism, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1319134
date added to LUP
2008-09-03
date last changed
2008-09-03
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  abstract     = {In 2002 George W. Bush held a speech where he classified six nations as being the main threats to American security, one of them being Syria, a state with a secular constitution, no resent offence towards the US, and with an improved diplomatic relationship to the US during the Clinton years.

Being an ally to the Soviet Union during the Cold War Syria was forced to redefine its role in the region. Using neorealistc theory one part conlusion is the fact that the new Syrian leader, Bashar al-Hasad, in the early 21th century determined to set higher goals for the Syrian power ambition in the Middle East, threatened to destabilize the region and leave the US and its allies in a caotic situation.

In the US, however, the new administration after 11/9 sharpened its tone towards states that did not cooperate in the new ?war on terrorism? or/and were likely to harbour terrorists. Syria was accused of doing both. Meanwhile, the neo-conservative intellectual movement received great influence after the terror attacks, and combined with members of former Republican administrations, used the new political climate to implement their ideas to the US foreign policy.},
  author       = {Stenberg, Jakob},
  keyword      = {Syria,axis of evil,neorealism,neoconservatism,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {My patience ran out on Hasad a long time ago? - varför blev Syrien en ondskans axelmakt?},
  year         = {2008},
}