MAAS-569-01 Politics of Saudi Arabia & Gulf
Fall for 2009-2010
The course will focus on the dynamics of tradition and modernization in Saudi Arabia, eastern Arabia, Yemen, and the Gulf. It will address the economics, governments, societies, and politics, as well as external relations and foreign policies of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and the GCC countries, both between and among themselves and with Iran and Iraq, and vice versa. Through readings, discussions, and lectures the seminar will provide an array of information and insight pertaining to these phenomena not commonly found or readily available either in published sources or other academic curricula.
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