002) Problems of the Middle East in the 21st Century

Since the independence of the Arab world in the mid-twentieth century, the Middle East has been plagued with armed conflicts and human sufferings. Some of the worst imaginable atrocities of humankind have taken place in the armed conflicts of the states in the Middle East. The lectures will cover the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Turkey, and Iran.

NOTE: There will be a $5 materials fee payable to the instructor at the first class.