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dc.contributor.advisorPedahzur, Amien
dc.creatorPoltoratskaia, Tatianaen
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-16T21:43:17Zen
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-16T21:43:38Zen
dc.date.available2011-02-16T21:43:17Zen
dc.date.available2011-02-16T21:43:38Zen
dc.date.issued2010-12en
dc.date.submittedDecember 2010en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-12-2508en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I look at the evolving role of Russia in the Middle East, analyzing transfers of Russian military equipment to its main ally in the region, the Syrian Arab Republic. By using Syria as a case study, I provide insight as to the evolution of Russia’s Middle Eastern policy, examine the motivations that play a role in Moscow’s decision-making process and the discuss the changes that have taken place in the Middle East military landscape. My research illustrates that Russia is a prestige seeking state that is motivated my domestic issues. Furthermore, sixty years of arms transfers indicate that Russia has never sold game-changing weapons to Syria as this would be counterproductive to Moscow’s main goal in the region: the brokering of a new Middle East peace deal.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectSyriaen
dc.subjectRussian foreign policyen
dc.subjectRussian military policyen
dc.subjectRussiaen
dc.subjectEgypten
dc.subjectMiddle Easten
dc.subjectArms salesen
dc.subjectArms transfersen
dc.subjectFire arms industry and tradeen
dc.subjectWeapons salesen
dc.subjectWeapons transfersen
dc.titleRussia’s role in the Middle East : Russian weapons sales to the Syrian Arab Republic, 1950-2010en
dc.date.updated2011-02-16T21:43:38Zen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMoser, Roberten
dc.description.departmentMiddle Eastern Studiesen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentMiddle Eastern Studiesen
thesis.degree.disciplineMiddle Eastern Studiesen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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