3 SYRIA AND IRAN
DIPLOMATIC ALLIANCE AND POWER POLITICS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
BY JUBIN GOODARZI
PUBLISHED BY I.B. TAURIS
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The alliance between Syria and Iran has proved to be an enduring feature of the political landscape of the Middle East. Moreover, since its inception after the Iranian Revolution, it has had a significant impact in terms of moulding events and bringing about major changes in this troubled region. Jubin Goodarzi's study demonstrates that the alliance between the two states has been essentially defensive in nature. It emerged in response to...