Iran: The Syrian Highway in the Fight Against Israel is Still Open

By Michael Segall

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), January 2012

The possible downfall of Bashar Assad's Syrian regime may open up a pathway for pro-Western regimes in the Middle East to be replaced with Islamic regimes preaching anti-Israel and anti-United States ideologies. The author examines the discourse surrounding the Iran-Syrian alliance, arguing that this discourse denies the legitimacy of the Arab Spring and blames the national turmoil on U.S. interference. However, Iran's support of Syria has resulted in growing tensions between Iran and Turkey, and the fall of Syria could have serious effects on Iran's regional policies.

Topic: Arab-Israeli Relations, Political Behavior, Diplomacy, International Relations, Power, Israeli-Arab Relations, Partnerships, Discourse and Dialogue, Politics, Iran

Name of Publication: Jerusalem Issue Briefs

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Iran , Middle East , Syria , United States

Language: English

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Segall, Michael. Iran: The Syrian Highway in the Fight Against Israel is Still Open. Jerusalem Issue Briefs. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). January 2012:


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