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  • Iran's policy on Syria in the post-revolution era within the context of defensive realism 

    Authors:Özyer, Berkan
    Publisher and Date:(Kadir Has University, 2019)
    Since 1979, Iran and Syria have succeeded to maintain a very long-lasting alliance despite many changes in the regional and international order. For many, it was common religion and shared belief systems which provided a safe infrastructure to sustain this alliance. But instead this study argues that it was not assumingly-common belief system, but calculations of national interest and understanding of survival what helped this alliance to last until today. This study questions the basics and ...