In this case study of Syria's internal political instability, the author shows that a relationship between the two types of conflict for the years 1961–1967 existed and identifies the various kinds of links between internal and external conflicts, their direction and changes in their intensity.
Introduction Part One: A theoretical Framework 1. Linkage Politics and Conflict Linkage 2. A Critique of the Quantitative Approach 3. A Proposed Method of Research Part Two: The Case Study 4. Syria: A Linkage Politics State 5. The Separatist Regime 1961–1963: Connections Between Internal and External Conflicts 6. The Ba'th Regime 1963–1966: Connections Between Internal and External Conflicts 7. The Neo-Ba'th Regime 1966–1970: Connections Between Internal and External Conflicts