PSC 226 Politics of the Middle East
This course surveys the politics of the major states and nations of the Middle East. Special attention will be given to a number of leading issues in the region, including the Arab-Israeli Conflict, oil, terrorism, nuclear proliferation, and US foreign policy in Afghanistan and Iraq. Attention will also be given to broader questions of economic and social development, human rights, democratization, and the role of women in the modern Middle East. Next offered spring semester 2012-2013.
Prerequisite: Political Science 122 or permission or the instructor