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dc.contributor.advisor Hodgkins, Allison Sadek, Lubna 2016-02-08T08:42:06Z 2016-02-08T22:00:11Z Spring 2015 en_US 2016-02-08
dc.description.abstract After the end of the first Cold War, scholars agreed that the United States became the dominant power in the Middle East. US hegemony created a certain degree of regional stability; titled by some as the “Pax Americana”. However, that stability has ended after the uprisings referred to as the Arab spring. This has been particularly evident since the beginning of Syrian civil war. The US has tried to influence events in Syria but has failed. In contrast, Russia has been actively intervening since the beginning of Syrian civil war; first diplomatically and then military. In this paper I argue that Russia’s intervention reflects the decline of US power in the region. Russia is using the Syrian civil war as an opportunity to regain its influence in the Middle East and to contain US impact. I will demonstrate this by comparing and analyzing Russian and US interventions in Syria between 2011 and 2015. en_US
dc.format.extent 52 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Russia resurgence en_US
dc.subject New cold war en_US
dc.subject End of Unipolarity en_US
dc.subject Middle East en_US
dc.subject Syria en_US
dc.subject Arab Spring en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Russia's resurgence in Syria: A new cold war en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Global Affairs en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Public Policy and Administration en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Ali, Hamid
dc.contributor.committeeMember Barrsoum, Ghada

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