Event Title

The Syrian Civil War: Power in Objectives

Presenter Information

Abigail MarrsFollow

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Amentahru Wahlrab

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Date of Publication

April 2021

Abstract

This paper questions how political objectives past and present can shape power structures within international relations and political economy. The paper will first discuss objectives of the US, Russia, and Turkey when entering the Syrian civil war, followed by an analysis of their effects from three ideological perspectives. Using the event as a case study provides a focal point for understanding an all-encompassing system of international trade, migration, and security. The perspectives of realism, Neo-Marxism, and Neo-liberalism will provide an agreed effect of change simultaneously providing unique interpretations of how those changes occur from the objectives. Different perspectives on for instance the effect of anti-terrorism objectives by the US and Russia while also monitoring the respective objectives of natural resource allocation and ally ship. Differing perspectives on Turkey's desire to stem the flow of the refugee crisis and considering the decimation of the Kurds objective. By studying newspapers, international financial reports, government reports, diplomatic meeting reports, white papers, and secondary academic sources. This paper shows the global effect of great power politics and economic objectives within the context of a single but continuously developing moment in history.

Keywords

Objectives, Power Politics, Political Economy

Persistent Identifier

http://hdl.handle.net/10950/3128

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The Syrian Civil War: Power in Objectives

This paper questions how political objectives past and present can shape power structures within international relations and political economy. The paper will first discuss objectives of the US, Russia, and Turkey when entering the Syrian civil war, followed by an analysis of their effects from three ideological perspectives. Using the event as a case study provides a focal point for understanding an all-encompassing system of international trade, migration, and security. The perspectives of realism, Neo-Marxism, and Neo-liberalism will provide an agreed effect of change simultaneously providing unique interpretations of how those changes occur from the objectives. Different perspectives on for instance the effect of anti-terrorism objectives by the US and Russia while also monitoring the respective objectives of natural resource allocation and ally ship. Differing perspectives on Turkey's desire to stem the flow of the refugee crisis and considering the decimation of the Kurds objective. By studying newspapers, international financial reports, government reports, diplomatic meeting reports, white papers, and secondary academic sources. This paper shows the global effect of great power politics and economic objectives within the context of a single but continuously developing moment in history.