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American Grand Strategy in the Middle East, 1972-2018: Toward a Neoclassical Realist Appraisal of Strategic Adjustment

Ricketts, Anthony


How do we understand American strategic adjustment in the Middle East? In the discipline of strategic studies, answers to this question are regularly found within realist theoretical literature. The realist canon has long argued that the anarchic international system forces states to adopt "self-help" strategies for their survival. Systemic factors push and pull states in directions according to shifts in the global distribution of power. When one state acquires more economic and military...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d5141586c7da
Embargoed until: 2023-03-21


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