PO 528 International Relations of the Middle East (Fall: 3)

Media coverage of the Middle East increases by the day, but in-depth knowledge of the region and its politics remains in short supply. Why has the Middle East seemingly experienced so much conflict? How do ethnic and religious identities, domestic politics, and the balance of power between nations help explain state behavior in the region? This course will address the international relations of the Middle East from World War I to today. Students will gain a solid foundation in the region's recent history and politics, allowing them to develop a more sophisticated understanding of recent events like the ‘Arab Spring’.
Peter Krause

Last Updated: 02-FEB-13