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MA Dissertation

“A Leadership Analysis of King Abdullah II of Jordan and President Bashar al-Asad of Syria” explores the upbringing and life experiences of these two heads-of-state within their respective cultural and societal contexts, weighing the impact these elements has had on their approach to governing and decision-making. It contrasts their resulting approaches relative to their interactions with the United States and actors in their own region, gauging elements of political psychology and political theory as conditions that shape their behaviors.

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