Syrian foreign policy towards Israel

Tonkuş, Selen
In this thesis, Syrian foreign policy towards Israel between 1946 and March 2011 is analyzed. In this context the main aim of the thesis is to find out an answer to the question of how the domestic, regional and international factors play role in shaping in Syrian foreign policy towards Israel. Accordingly, the study consists of three parts. In the first part of the study, a historical background of Syrian foreign policy of Israel is provided since the late Ottoman legacy until the establishment of the Arab Republic of Syria in 1946. In the second part, the period between 1946 and 1970 is examined. In the third part of the study, Syrian foreign policy towards Israel in the 2000‘s is scrutinized. Finally the main arguments of the thesis are put forth, and the developments in Syrian-Israeli relations from the perspective of Syrian foreign policy after the March 2011 uprising are covered.
Citation Formats
S. Tonkuş, “Syrian foreign policy towards Israel,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2013.