This course will discuss the developments in the Middle East from the early 20th century to the present. It will discuss the rise and retreat of Arab nationalism, the problems of internal cohesion of the Arab states, issues of religion and state, and the evolution of Islamist politics. It will also focus on the evolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict and its impact on the region and will conclude with an in depth analysis of the “Arab Spring” by placing these contemporary revolutionary events in their historical context.
Please note that this course builds upon a previous course – The Emergence of the Modern Middle East – Part I (https://www.coursera.org/learn/modern-middle-east-1/home/welcome)
Learn about the history of the Middle East for a deeper understanding of current regional developments!
Independence and revolutionary politics in the Arab world
The beginnings of the Arab-Israeli conflict
The escalation and de-escalation of the Arab-Israeli conflict from 1948 to 1973
The escalation and de-escalation of the Arab-Israeli conflict from 1973 to the present
The Middle East from 1967 to the present including the Arab Spring