Sezgin, Muhammet Ali
This thesis focuses on 2011 NATO intervention and its consequences. In doing so, it aims to present comprehensive understanding of the responsibility to protect and Libya's political history together. Based on the responsibility to protect doctrine, coalition forces in Libya facilitated the dethronement of Gaddafi and put an end to the regime's crimes against its own people. The undiluted NATO intervention led to occurrence of a power vacuum in Libya. The lack of institutionalization, the formation of the regime around Gaddafi, and efforts to prevent the formation of autonomous groups such as political parties have shaped Libya on a fragmented social structure. The interveners carried out the intervention without paying any attention to this social structure. After the intervention, the consensus against Gaddafi began to disintegrate, and the international and regional powers began to act in line with their own interests. As a result of the power vacuum, competition emerged among Libya's highly fragmented tribal society, and Libya's fragmented social structure paved the way for power struggles. By supporting local actors, international actors turned Libya into playground for their competition and settling the conflict has become more difficult.


Russian-Syrian relations since the Arab spring: a strong alliance
Şen, Ayça Hüma; Tür Küçükkaya, Özlem; Department of Middle East Studies (2020)
This thesis analyzes the relations between Russia and Syria since the Arab Spring within the framework of small state foreign policy behavior and alliance formation mechanism built upon by Syria. By doing so, historical background of the relations, major challenges, vulnerabilities as well as strenghts were pointed out within the prism of Russian-Syrian relations in the region and its regional and international effects and consequences tried to be evaluated under a Russian-Syrian alliance.
Iranian foreign policy in the 2000s : a neo-realist perspective
Gedikli, Gürsel Fırat; Tür Küçükkaya, Özlem; Department of Middle East Studies (2014)
This thesis aims to analyze the foreign policy of Iran in a historical perspective in the 2000s. In this context, the details of the 9/11 attacks to the US, its foreign policy change as a response to the terrorist attacks and the region-wide uprisings called as Arab Spring were underlined and their effects towards the Iranian foreign policy were discussed. The thesis argues that Iranian foreign policy in the 2000s can best be explained via neo-realist theory by attaching highest importance on the country’s ...
Arab spring and Qatar: big role of a small state in Libya
Sarıtarla, Burak; Şen, Mustafa; Department of Middle East Studies (2014)
This thesis aims to analyze the relevance of the Nasserist ideology in the post-Tahrir Egyptian political scene by looking into its formation and transformation to date. It attempts to respond to the central question as to how come Nasserist ideology, which is thought to have fulfilled its mission at the end of the 1960s, seems to have been resurrected in the contemporary Egypt whether at the regime level in the embodiment of a military figure General Abdal Fattah Al-Sisi or at the oppositional level in the...
The new NATO: a stronghold at the dawn of a multipolar world
Mayda, Oğuz; Bağcı, Hüseyin; Department of International Relations (2009)
This thesis analyzes the factors and conduct of the transformation of NATO and its likely effects on the globe. The implications of politics of the US, the EU on global security as well as enlarged threat perception will be investigated as the three main drivers of NATO transformation. The way transformation carried out will be synthesized into political and military areas. Political transformation here will be studied under three fold categorization of functional, geographical and institutional areas. The ...
Integration of Ukraine into NATO and its geopolitical implications
Önder, Sevsu.; Kuşçu Bonnenfant, Işık; Department of Eurasian Studies (2019)
This thesis aims to analyze NATO integration process of Ukraine with its geopolitical causes and consequences in the context of annexation of Crimea and military conflict in Eastern Ukraine. This thesis claims that Ukraine’s NATO integration is driven by several geopolitical concerns of actors involved in the process and has serious geopolitical consequences for the parties. Accordingly, Ukraine’s NATO integration is a product of the US geopolitical interests identified over Eurasian region in order to take...
Citation Formats
M. A. Sezgin, “IMPLEMENTATION OF R2P IN LIBYA AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE MILITARY INTERVENTION,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.