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dc.contributor.advisorRobinson, Glenn E.
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Ryan J.
dc.dateDecember 2002
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:39:32Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:39:32Z
dc.date.issued2002-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/3838
dc.description.abstractOver the past 50 years, the Levant has seen more political violence than any other region in the world. This thesis argues that the root cause of this violence is the vast imbalance of power between Israel and its neighbors. Such an imbalance naturally leads to the more powerful country - in this case, Israel - to resort to force in pursuing Israeli interests. Similary, the imbalance of power acts as a constant reminder of humiliation for the less powerful, compelling these actors to seek to right the imbalance through the use of more unconventional warfare. The end result of power imbalance is perpetual conflict. This thesis focuses on the imbalance of power between Israel and Syria as measured through both military and economic might. This imbalance has been expressed in differing forms of violence by both sides.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/balanceofpowernd109453838
dc.format.extentxii, 67 p.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshBalance of poweren_US
dc.titleBalance of power and the prospects for peace: the case of the Levanten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderGuttieri, Karen
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorLevanten_US
dc.subject.authorIsraelen_US
dc.subject.authorSyriaen_US
dc.subject.authorBalance of poweren_US
dc.subject.authorMilitaryen_US
dc.subject.authorEconomicen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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