SEST-578 Security Problems in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf
Fall for 2013-2014
Spring for 2013-2014
Takeyh, R. Natali, D
This course explores security problems in the Middle East one of the most important and volatile regions of the world. The first half of the course examines the security dynamics of the Arab-Israeli dispute and the Persian Gulf in depth, focusing particular attention on Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority. Other states in the region are also examined. The second half of the course looks at issues that cut across the entire region. It explores the reasons for the uneven military effectiveness of key states, the threat of terrorism, the evolution of civil-military relations, the impact of culture on military operations, the spread of political Islam, and the danger of weapons of mass destruction. The course concludes with an assessment of the prospects for conflict and conflict resolution in the Middle East in the first decades on the 21st century.
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Fall '13: Natali D (file download)
Fall '13: Takeyh R (file download)
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