Analysis of Proxy Wars from a Neorealist Perspective; Case of Syrian Crisis

Dr. Öğretim Üyesi,
Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi, İ.İ.B.F.,
ORCİD: 0000-0003-0645-8023

The aim of this study is to analyze the proxy wars and the Syrian Crisis from the neorealist perspective of international relations as a recent debate. Syria, one of the most cosmopolitan countries in the Middle East, is among the most strategic actors influenced by the process called the Arab Spring. The selection of the Syrian Crisis as a case study in methodological terms is related to the dynamics of this study. As a conclusion, the study shows that actors are in conflict as a natural reaction in Syria. This is due to the systematic disorders of the international arena and the evolution of diplomacy. The Syrian Crisis has also revealed that inter-state systemic changes will be continuous in terms of international relations.
Keywords: Proxy Wars, Neorealism, Realism, International Relations, Syrian Crisis


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