Year 2019, Volume 3 , Issue 5, Pages 322 - 330 2019-02-28

WHY IT IS TOO DIFFICULT TO DOWN ASSAD?: THE MURPHY LAWS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
WHY IT IS TOO DIFFICULT TO DOWN ASSAD?: THE MURPHY LAWS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Yiğit Anıl GÜZELİPEK [1]


In the modern history, Arab Spring was one of the most important merciless challenge to military dictatorships all around the Middle East. All the dictators lost their rotten thrones sooner or later except Bashar el-Assad. There are many political or strategic explanations regarding how Assad still partly protects his power and still represents Syria in the position of presidency. On the other hand, sometimes “perfectly” designed international politics fall behind while interpreting the “destined” side of international relations. In other words, sometimes “expect the unexpected” which is the famous formula of Murphy Laws determine the critical developments in international relations. This paper aims to investigate the Assad’s survival based on the Murphy Laws which is considered as one of the natural extension of post-positivist theory in international relations. In order to support the arguments of this paper, other historical developments are also adapted to the study.


In the modern history, Arab Spring was one of the most important merciless challenge to military dictatorships all around the Middle East. All the dictators lost their rotten thrones sooner or later except Bashar el-Assad. There are many political or strategic explanations regarding how Assad still partly protects his power and still represents Syria in the position of presidency. On the other hand, sometimes “perfectly” designed international politics fall behind while interpreting the “destined” side of international relations. In other words, sometimes “expect the unexpected” which is the famous formula of Murphy Laws determine the critical developments in international relations. This paper aims to investigate the Assad’s survival based on the Murphy Laws which is considered as one of the natural extension of post-positivist theory in international relations. In order to support the arguments of this paper, other historical developments are also adapted to the study.


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Primary Language en
Subjects Social
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Author: Yiğit Anıl GÜZELİPEK (Primary Author)
Institution: KARAMANOĞLU MEHMETBEY ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : February 28, 2019

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APA GÜZELİPEK, Y . (2019). WHY IT IS TOO DIFFICULT TO DOWN ASSAD?: THE MURPHY LAWS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. The Journal of Social Science , 3 (5) , 322-330 . DOI: 10.30520/tjsosci.522048
MLA GÜZELİPEK, Y . "WHY IT IS TOO DIFFICULT TO DOWN ASSAD?: THE MURPHY LAWS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS". The Journal of Social Science 3 (2019 ): 322-330 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/tjsosci/issue/43451/522048>
Chicago GÜZELİPEK, Y . "WHY IT IS TOO DIFFICULT TO DOWN ASSAD?: THE MURPHY LAWS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS". The Journal of Social Science 3 (2019 ): 322-330
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AMA GÜZELİPEK Y . WHY IT IS TOO DIFFICULT TO DOWN ASSAD?: THE MURPHY LAWS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. TJSS. 2019; 3(5): 322-330.
Vancouver GÜZELİPEK Y . WHY IT IS TOO DIFFICULT TO DOWN ASSAD?: THE MURPHY LAWS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. The Journal of Social Science. 2019; 3(5): 330-322.