Politics of the Middle East (PSIR301)
This course, based on the work of the leading scholars in the field of Middle East/North Africa and International Relations, attempts to present a balanced and comprehensive analysis of international politics of the regional and outside powers. While offering a brief historical framework, the program stresses up-to-date analysis of contemporary events. It introduces key concepts and theories for the study of international relations and applies them to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The objective is to help explain the major currents in international politics from different perspectives and schools of thought.