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Book Review: Christopher Phillips’ ‘The Battle for Syria’

Black, Ian (2016) Book Review: Christopher Phillips’ ‘The Battle for Syria’. Middle East Centre Blog (11 Oct 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Syria’s war is far from over but it is already the subject of a large number of books – many about the internal dynamics of the conflict or the headline-grabbing jihadis who dominate perceptions of it. Christopher Phillips’ impressively-researched study of its international dimensions is an important contribution to understanding the bleak story so far. Based on interviews with officials and a mass of secondary sources, it identifies and examines the key external components of the worst crisis of the 21st century: the fading of American power, Russian assertiveness, regional rivalries and the role of non-state actors from Hezbollah to ISIS.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mec/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: Middle East Centre
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Research centres and groups > Middle East Centre
Collections > LSE Middle East Centre Blog
Date Deposited: 31 May 2017 09:33
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/79317

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