Russia’s role in the Middle East : Russian weapons sales to the Syrian Arab Republic, 1950-2010

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dc.contributor.advisor Pedahzur , Ami
dc.contributor.committeeMember Moser , Robert
dc.creator Poltoratskaia , Tatiana
dc.date.accessioned 2011 -02 -16T21 :43 :17Z
dc.date.accessioned 2011 -02 -16T21 :43 :38Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T22 :57 :32Z
dc.date.available 2011 -02 -16T21 :43 :17Z
dc.date.available 2011 -02 -16T21 :43 :38Z
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T22 :57 :32Z
dc.date.created 2010 -12
dc.date.issued 2011 -02 -16
dc.date.submitted December 2010
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -12 -2508
dc.description.abstract In 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 .
dc.format.mimetype application /pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Syria
dc.subject Russian foreign policy
dc.subject Russian military policy
dc.subject Russia
dc.subject Egypt
dc.subject Middle East
dc.subject Arms sales
dc.subject Arms transfers
dc.subject Fire arms industry and trade
dc.subject Weapons sales
dc.subject Weapons transfers
dc.title Russia’s role in the Middle East : Russian weapons sales to the Syrian Arab Republic , 1950 -2010
dc.description.department Middle Eastern Studies
dc.type.genre thesis *
dc.type.material text *
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Middle Eastern Studies
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.department Middle Eastern Studies
dc.date.updated 2011 -02 -16T21 :43 :38Z

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Russia’s role in the Middle East : Russian weapons sales to the Syrian Arab Republic, 1950-2010. Master's thesis, University of Texas at Austin. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -12 -2508 .

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