Comparing two regime crises in Syria: regional actors and Russian involvement

Sultan Mohamed Yousef Mandi Altamimi

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This thesis investigates the structural causes of the involvement by Russia and the Middle Eastern states in the two Syrian crises of 1982 and since 2011 from a geopolitical perspective. Developmental approach to geopolitics has been applied to this study. This thesis emphasises that, without the crucial and decisive Soviet/Russian support to the Syrian regime in the two crises in two different geopolitical eras, the Syrian regime would have collapsed. It also shows that Soviet/Russian support has been effective partly because the regime understands Syria's human and physical geography more strategically, and successfully, than the armed opposition.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Brown, Graham, Supervisor
  • Chen, Jie, Supervisor
  • Pitty, Roderic, Supervisor
Award date13 Jul 2018
Publication statusUnpublished - 2017


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