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The Raging Conflicts of the Middle East

The raging conflicts of the Middle East are characterized by proxy wars, ethnic and religious conflicts, and political upheaval with major regional and international implications. This course will survey the geopolitics and the dynamics of eight different conflicts and examine how they relate to one another. Among the conflicts and the countries to be covered are Iran, Israel and the Palestinians, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Yemen, the struggle for Kurdish independence, and the Sunni-Shia conflict. The course will offer a unifying theme to these various topics and a deeper contextual understanding of current Middle Eastern affairs.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • A comprehensive understanding of contemporary conflicts in the Middle East
  • The tools to identify overarching themes in international affairs and the ability to contextualize complex geopolitical scenarios

Ideal for

  • Students seeking an in-depth perspective on the most pressing contemporary geopolitical issues in the Middle East
  • Those studying international affairs who seek a more nuanced understanding of this dynamic, complex region
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.


    • Section

    • Semester

      Fall 2018
    • Date

      Sep 26 - Nov 28
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Ben-Meir, Alon
    • Location

      Midtown Center
    Tuition $525