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Beyong Syria's borders : a history of territorial disputes in the Middle East Emma Lundgren Jorum.

By: Lundgren Jorum, Emma.
Publisher: London I.B. Tauris 2017Description: xii, 214 pages.ISBN: 9781784539733.Subject(s): Political geography. Geopolitics -- Middle East. Syria -- Boundaries. Syria -- Foreign relations -- Israel. Syria -- Foreign relations -- Lebanon. Syria -- Foreign relations -- TurkeyDDC classification: 320.1209569 Summary: Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction The relevance of the book Disposition Theorising territories and borders Sources A Note on Terminology Translation and transliteration 2.The consolidation of the territorial state and the political development of the Syrian Arab Republic From Ottoman provinces to French mandate: The old world comes to an end Allied administration of Geographical Syria: Frustrated hopes of Arab independence The Paris Peace Conference and Arab attempts to establish 'facts on the ground' The imposition of mandates, 1920 The territory of the Syrian Arab Republic takes shape The internal consolidation of the Syrian territory Striving for the independence of what? The nationalist movement and the Syrian territory The Syrian post-independence territory Post-independence political developments Political developments in post-independence Syria Contents note continued: Bringing a fragmented territory together: Post-independence state building The beating heart of Arabism: Defining the state The external consolidation of the Syrian state: International and regional relations 3.'We are not strangers here': Syrian policy towards Lebanon The National Bloc's 'Syria first' strategy Syrian policies towards Lebanon, 1947-1974: Decades of tension Syrian policies towards Lebanon during the War, 1975-1990: Mediation, military intervention and the establishment of Syrian hegemony Wartime indications of Syrian lack of respect for Lebanese sovereignty The 1989 Taif Agreement Syrian policies towards post-war Lebanon, 1991-2005: Securing continued Syrian control Bashar al-Asad takes over Syrian withdrawal: When? Syrian policies towards Lebanon, 2005 2010: The fall and rise of Syrian influence Syrian-Lebanese relations in the post-withdrawal period Contents note continued: Questions regarding the Syrian-Lebanese border Syrian rhetoric on the post-withdrawal period Conclusions: Syrian policies towards Lebanon: Irredentism or something else? 4.From forgotten to stolen territory: Syrian policies towards Hatay From possible partition to Turkish annexation Syrian reactions to the loss of Alexandretta Early independence: Syrian policies, 1946-1969 Syrian policies towards Hatay, 1970-1998 The 1998 turning point in Syrian-Turkish relations Bashar al-Asad takes over: No claims, no recognition continues Syrian maps after 2003 The Syrian uprising: Hatay resurfaces Conclusions: Syrian policies towards Hatay 5.The Golan Heights: From the Arab to the Syrian Cause Syrian policy towards the Golan Heights, 1967-1990 Negotiations with Israel, 1991-2000 Work on the ground: Beyond war and negotiations Activities across the disengagement line Contents note continued: Conclusions: Syrian policies towards the Golan Heights 6.Conclusions Possible explanations for differences in Syrian policies towards Lebanon, Hatay and the Golan Heights Prospects for the future?
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Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction
The relevance of the book
Disposition
Theorising territories and borders
Sources
A Note on Terminology
Translation and transliteration
2.The consolidation of the territorial state and the political development of the Syrian Arab Republic
From Ottoman provinces to French mandate: The old world comes to an end
Allied administration of Geographical Syria: Frustrated hopes of Arab independence
The Paris Peace Conference and Arab attempts to establish 'facts on the ground'
The imposition of mandates, 1920
The territory of the Syrian Arab Republic takes shape
The internal consolidation of the Syrian territory
Striving for the independence of what? The nationalist movement and the Syrian territory
The Syrian post-independence territory
Post-independence political developments
Political developments in post-independence Syria
Contents note continued: Bringing a fragmented territory together: Post-independence state building
The beating heart of Arabism: Defining the state
The external consolidation of the Syrian state: International and regional relations
3.'We are not strangers here': Syrian policy towards Lebanon
The National Bloc's 'Syria first' strategy
Syrian policies towards Lebanon, 1947-1974: Decades of tension
Syrian policies towards Lebanon during the War, 1975-1990: Mediation, military intervention and the establishment of Syrian hegemony
Wartime indications of Syrian lack of respect for Lebanese sovereignty
The 1989 Taif Agreement
Syrian policies towards post-war Lebanon, 1991-2005: Securing continued Syrian control
Bashar al-Asad takes over
Syrian withdrawal: When?
Syrian policies towards Lebanon, 2005
2010: The fall and rise of Syrian influence
Syrian-Lebanese relations in the post-withdrawal period
Contents note continued: Questions regarding the Syrian-Lebanese border
Syrian rhetoric on the post-withdrawal period
Conclusions: Syrian policies towards Lebanon: Irredentism or something else?
4.From forgotten to stolen territory: Syrian policies towards Hatay
From possible partition to Turkish annexation
Syrian reactions to the loss of Alexandretta
Early independence: Syrian policies, 1946-1969
Syrian policies towards Hatay, 1970-1998
The 1998 turning point in Syrian-Turkish relations
Bashar al-Asad takes over: No claims, no recognition continues
Syrian maps after 2003
The Syrian uprising: Hatay resurfaces
Conclusions: Syrian policies towards Hatay
5.The Golan Heights: From the Arab to the Syrian Cause
Syrian policy towards the Golan Heights, 1967-1990
Negotiations with Israel, 1991-2000
Work on the ground: Beyond war and negotiations
Activities across the disengagement line
Contents note continued: Conclusions: Syrian policies towards the Golan Heights
6.Conclusions
Possible explanations for differences in Syrian policies towards Lebanon, Hatay and the Golan Heights
Prospects for the future?

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