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POL422 The Middle East in World Affairs

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course examines inter-state conflict in the modern Middle East. It examines contending theories of Middle East state behavior, and applies them to the main crises or events that have shaped regional dynamics. Special focus is given to the Arab-Israeli conflict, regional rivalries, the policies of the main international and regional actors, and domestic factors in shaping systemic dynamics, among other topics. The course also evaluates the causes of the different conflicts from contending theoretical perspectives.

Prerequisite: POL201 Introduction to Political Science and ENG202 Advanced Academic English