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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will provide students with an updated analysis of the contemporary international relations of the Greater Middle East. This term indicates a broader region, which approximately extends from Sudan to the border between Iran and Afghanistan. Students will be presented with detailed descriptions of the main regional political process (the advancement of radical Islam, the strengthening of authoritarianism in the Arab republics and the crisis experienced by the Iranian revolution), in-depth analyses of the region's main conflicts (Iraq, Israel/Palestine, Sudan), and with comprehensive outlines of the main state (regional states and external powers, including the United States and China) and non-state (Hamās, Hezbollah, and more secular segments of the newly emerging Arab civil society) that play key roles in the complex Middle Eastern political arena.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJasmine-Kim Westendorf

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year Politics subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval


Incompatible subjects POL3IME

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe Middle East in International RelationsPrescribedHalliday, F.CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2005

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