Essays about: "Syria"

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  1. 1. A typology of ontological insecurity mechanisms : Russia's military engagement in Syria

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Hugo von Essen; [2021]
    Keywords : ontological security; ontological insecurity mechanism; Russia; military engagement; Syria conflict; International Relations; Giddens;

    Abstract : The concept of ontological security has grown extensively in the International Relationsliterature, owing to the new explanations it generates for states’ security- and identity-relatedbehavior. In the process, however, the concept has become sprawling, vague and incoherent,due to the multitude of different understandings of the concept. READ MORE

  2. 2. Using remote sensing and land abandonment as a proxy for long-term human out-migration. A Case Study: Al-Hassakeh Governorate, Syria

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Berit Mohr; [2021]
    Keywords : geography; GIS; remote sensing; Syria; vegetation indices; land abandonment; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : The topic of human migration and displacement has become more important in recent years and will continue to do so in the following decades. Voices become louder claiming that climate change is a driving factor for increased displacement and migration. READ MORE

  3. 3. “Let This Be A Warning: If You Attack Israel, We Will Defend Ourselves” : Assessing defensive and offensive realism as applied upon the Israeli conduct against Iran 2007-2020

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för statsvetenskap (ST)

    Author : Gustav Christensson; [2021]
    Keywords : Israel; Iran; Syria; defensive realism; offensive realism; Waltz; Walt; Mearsheimer;

    Abstract : In this theory testing case study the aim is to test which of the two competing theories, defensive and offensive realism, possess the greater explanatory power in regards to the Israeli action against Iran between 2007-2020, while subsequently assessing if either theory is applicable. Two competing analytical models, based around the seminal works of Kenneth Waltz, Stephen Walt, and John J. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Kremlin and Washington in the Levant : A most similar comparative case study of the actions by the United States and Russia in the Syrian civil war

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för statsvetenskap (ST)

    Author : Isak Flink; [2021]
    Keywords : Syria; Russia; United States; Neorealism; Neoliberalism; Foreign intervention;

    Abstract : Ever since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war two countries have been outspoken about the situation, Russia and the United States. As the conflict has developed these two actors have been active within the conflict both militarily and diplomatically. This outlines the research problem, why these actors have had an interest in Syria. READ MORE

  5. 5. Shared identity as a cause for rivalry between rebel groups : A comparative case study of the conflict between Ahrar Al-Sham and IS in 2014 and the conflict between Ahrar Al-Sham and the Al Nusra Front in 2017

    University essay from Försvarshögskolan

    Author : Karl Modig; [2021]
    Keywords : rebel groups; Ahrar AL-Sham; ISIS; identity; Syria; rivalry;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to answer the question of why rebel groups engage in conflict with each other despite sharing an identity. Previous research suggests that a shared identity should promote cooperation, but recent conflicts between rebel groups in Syria seem to suggest that shared identity can instead be a cause for rivalry. READ MORE