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U.S. Security Policy in the Middle East

Listed in: History, as HIST-259

Moodle site: Course

Faculty

Steven N. Simon (Section 01)

Description

(Offered as HIST 259 [ME/US] and ASLC 259) U.S. security policy in the Middle East has shaped America’s interaction with the region since World War II. Indeed, U.S. strategic interest has defined this interaction and even dominated it in crucial ways. The substantial overlap between security policy and the broader diplomatic, economic and cultural dimensions of the U.S. relationship with the countries of the region is reflected in the structure of the course and assigned readings. Although the course presupposes a basic understanding of U.S. national security decision-making and some familiarity with modern Middle Eastern history, the readings and class discussion should provide enough of this background for students who have not already been exposed to these topics to participate and complete the course successfully. Two class meetings per week.

Fall semester. McCloy Visiting Professor Simon.

Offerings

2017-18: Offered in Fall 2017
Other years: Offered in Fall 2016