Syria in Ruins: The Dynamics of the Syrian Civil War: The Dynamics of the Syrian Civil War

Syria in Ruins: The Dynamics of the Syrian Civil War: The Dynamics of the Syrian Civil War

by David S. Sorenson

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Overview

Syria is home to one of the most brutal and protracted civil wars in history, posing a threat to global stability and enabling the expansion of the Islamic State (sometimes called "ISIS"). This in-depth analysis reveals the beginning, present state, and future of this conflict.

• Features a chapter on the growth of ISIS in the region and quest for a caliphate

• Addresses the influence of Russia, China, and the United States in the conflict and its outcome

• Follows the transition of the Syrian economy from state-run to crony capitalism

• Considers America's action and policy in response to the threats as presented both by President Assad and ISIS

• Covers the Syrian internal conflict as well as the conflict's expansion into Iraq, Lebanon, and Turkey

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440838378
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/19/2016
Series: Praeger Security International
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 203
Sales rank: 1,072,884
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

David S. Sorenson is professor of international security at the United States Air Force Air War College.

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