In Syria and the Middle East Peace Process, Alasdair Drysdale and Raymond A. Hinnebusch, two noted Middle East scholars, present the first detailed examination of Syria's role in the long struggle for an Arab-Israeli peace. They paint a surprising portrait of a county whose power is out of proportion to its size, economy, and resources. They explore the reasons behind this phenomeno most importantly, the “Machiavellian brilliance” of its leader, Hafez al-Asad. The authors address the origins of the Asad regime, Syria’s strategy toward its Arab neighbors, its conflict with Israel, and the history of its relationships with the Soviet Union and the United States. The authors argue forcefully that Syrian involvement is vital in an effort to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict.
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Book Description Council on Foreign Relations, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110876091052