Author

Ahmed Samra

Abstract

This paper will seek to analyze and gauge to what extent have armed Non-State Actors evolved in the current international system, as well as how these groups have developed their power and ambition to rival and challenge the states they exist within and also influence other states around them. Using the classical Realist definitions for power and actors in international relations an analysis will be conducted to understand the whether states have a monopoly on power in the current international system. From a classical Realist perspective disagreements within the state are corrected when policy is being developed to reflect a united vision for the state’s interests. Several changes that will be discussed further in this paper have empowered and given agency to Armed Non-State Actors to not only challenge the states that they exist within but develop relations or challenge other states in the international system.

Department

Political Science Department

Degree Name

MA in Political Science

Date of Award

2-1-2016

Online Submission Date

February 2016

First Advisor

Korany, Bahgat

Committee Member 1

Bahi, Riham

Document Type

Thesis

Extent

103 p.

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